TRF top commander Mehran Yaseen among three militants killed in Srinagar: Police

Say Mehran was involved in several civilian killings including school principal and teacher

Say Mehran was involved in several civilian killings including school principal and teacher

Srinagar, Nov 24 (KNS): TRF commander Mehran Yaseen Shalla was among three militants killed in a brief shootout by Srinagar police in Rambagh area of Srinagar on Wednesday evening, police said here.

In a statement, issuer to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a spokesperson said that acting swiftly on own specific input regarding movement of militants in Rambagh area of Srinagar, a small team from Srinagar Police signalled a suspected Santro vehicle to stop. 

“However, the militants started firing indiscriminately on the police party from inside the car while trying to flee from the spot under the cover of firing. The fire was, however, effectively retaliated leading to a gunfight,” reads the statement.

It reads that in the ensuing gunfight, three militants got killed and they were identified as militant commander of LeT (TRF) Mehran Yaseen Shalla resident of Jamalatta Srinagar, Manzoor Ahmad Mir resident of Babhar Pulwama and Arafat Ahmad Sheikh resident of Nikloora Pulwama.

“As per police records, they were linked with LeT (TRF) and part of group involved in several militant crime cases including attacks on security forces and civilian atrocities,” it reads.

It reads that as per police records, Mehran Yaseen had a long history of militant crimes and was wanted by law for his involvement in several cases including grenade attack at Barbar Shah Srinagar on 26/06/2021 in which one civilian namely Mudasir Ahmad Bhat resident of Hanjigund Beerwah got killed & three other civilians got critically injured, killing of Meeran Ali Sheikh at Bulbul Lanker Nawa Kadal on 27/07/2021, Killing of PSI Arshad Ahmad at Khanyar on 12/09/2021, killing of School Principal Supinder Kour and teacher Deepak Chand of Government Higher Secondary School, Khankah Noorbagh Sangam on 07/10/2021. 

“Prior to joining in militant ranks, several cases regarding his involvement in stone pelting incidents are also registered against him. Moreover, the other killed militant Arafat Ahmad was also involved in several cases including killing of a non-local labour at Litter area of Pulwama on 16/10/2021,” it reads.

Meanwhile, as per the statement IGP Kashmir appreciated the role of Srinagar police for conducting successful operation without any collateral damage. (KNS)

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