Foreign LeT militant Babar Ali killed in Bandipora Encounter: Police

Srinagar, Aug 03(KNS) : A foreign LeT militant Babar Ali who had escaped from Shokbaba encounter on 24 July was killed in an encounter at Chandajji forest area of North Kashmir's Bandipora district on Tuesday. 

It is pertinent to mention that, on 23/24 July three militants of proscribed militant outfit LeT including Sharik Altaf (who had ex-filtrated in 2018) were killed in Shokbaba encounter.

Police in a Statment issued to Kashmir News service (KNS), said that however, militant Babar Ali had managed to escape from the said encounter site and was being continuously tracked rigorously thereafter.

 "In furtherance of the tracking and after pinpointing his presence in Chandajji forest area today a joint operation was launched by Police, 26 Assam Rifles & CRPF in the said area, " the police said. 

"During the search operation, the hiding militant fired upon the search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter, " it said. 

The police futher said that In the ensuing encounter, the hiding militant Babar Ali resident of Ugada district of Punjab Pakistan was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. 

"Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 01 AK-rifle, 02 AK-Magazines, 40 AK-rounds, 01 pouch, 01 wireless set and 01 medicine bag were recovered from the site of encounter, " reads the police statement. 

Futher, IGP Kashmir congratulated joint team of Police/SF for successfully tracking down the terrorist and conducting operation in a professional manner without any collateral damage.

"In this connection, Police has registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated, " police said. (KNS).

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