Srinagar, June 12: A top Lasker-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist was killed in a chance encounter with a "small team of Srinagar police" in Kreesbal Palpora Sangam area of Srinagar.
Police identified the slain as Adil Parray, resident of Ganderbal. He was involved in the killing of two policemen Gh Hassan Dar in Sangam and Saifullah Qadri in Anchar Soura and injuring a 9-year-old girl in the attack.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Vijay Kumar told Rising Kashmir that LeT terrorist Adil Parray of Ganderbal who was involved in the killing of 2 JKP personnel was killed in a chance encounter in Kreesbal area of Srinagar.
A police spokesman said Srinagar police neutralized LeT terrorist in a brief chance encounter at Kreshbal Palpora Sangam area of Srinagar.
"Based on own input regarding movement of terrorist in the outskirts of Srinagar at Kreshbal Palpora area, a special small team of Srinagar Police was deputed for search," he said.
IGP Kumar said that the killed terrorist was a categorised terrorist linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT.
He along with Abid khad had joined terror rank in September 2021. Both were involved in terror attacks on civilians and outsiders in downtown area of srinagar last year in 2021.
"However Abid was neutralised in an encounter in March 2022 in Ganderbal but Adil Parray kept involved in terror crimes," IGP said.
He said recently Adil Parray had attacked two policemen who got martyrdom. Besides , a 9 year-old daughter of brave policeman Saifulla Qadri got injured. Since then we were tracking him," IGP Kumar said
IGP Kumar said slain was also planning for terror attack on yatra this year.
The spokesman said the hidden terrorist fired upon the Police team which was retaliated leading to a brief chance encounter.
"In the ensuing chance encounter one terrorist identified as Adil Parray @Abu Bakr of Ganderbal was killed," he said.
As per police record, he was involved in the recent killings of 02 JKP personnel Ct Ghulam Hassan Dar near Ali Jan Road Zoonimar area of Srinagar on 07/05/2022 and SgCt Saifullah Qadri at Anchar Soura area of Srinagar on 24/05/2022 besides, injuring his 9 year old daughter.
"Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes," the spokesman said.
In this connection police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated.
"People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared off of all the explosive materials, if any," the spokesman said.