Srinagar/UNI: In a major success, security forces shot dead three militants, including the alleged killer of Kashmiri Pandit Rahul Bhat and woman artist Amreen Bhat, in an encounter in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.
Additional Director General of Police, Vijay Kumar said Lashkar-e-Taiba's Lateef Rather alias Abdullah was among three militants killed in an encounter at the Waterhail area of Budgam.
He termed the killing of three “a big success”.
In a tweet, the Kashmir Zone Police informed about the elimination of the three terrorists and that arms and ammunition were recovered from their bodies.
#BudgamEncounterUpdate: All the three hiding LeT #terrorists #neutralised. Bodies being retrieved from the site, identication yet to be ascertained. #Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition recovered. A big success for us: ADGP Kashmir@JmuKmrPolice https://t.co/lMowJOVy0v— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) August 10, 2022
Later they also revealed the identity of the terrorists.
#BudgamEncounterUpdate: #Terrorist Lateef Rather @ Abdullah, killer of Rahul Bhat & Amreen Bhat among the three killed #terrorists. He was involved in several #terror crime cases including several civilian #killings & #atrocities: ADGP Kashmir@JmuKmrPolice https://t.co/2VSj0WcMfC— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) August 10, 2022