Police Thursday identified the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist killed in Kulgam encounter on Wednesday as Babar Bhai, a native of Pakistan.
Apart from Bhai, a police constable was killed, and three army soldiers and two civilians were injured in the encounter at Pariwan area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.This is the ninth encounter in the Union Territory since January 1.
Meanwhile, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar visited the encounter site and special operation group (SOG) camp Nillow Kulgam, where besides interacting with Jammu and Kashmir Police, army and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, he also reviewed the security grid and operational aspects.
Kumar said, “The owner of the house — where Bhai was hiding — deliberately misled the search team by concealing the information of his whereabouts which led to collateral damage. Action under terror law will be taken against them.”