SRINAGAR, JULY 31: One among the two militants killed in Namibian and Marsar area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district has been identified as top most militant Lamboo bhai.
IGP Kashmir in a Tweet said Lamboo was a Pakistani militant and was a top Jesh e Mohammad commander.
During the search operation, the hiding militants fired on the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter two militants were killed. One of the killed militants has been identified as top most Pakistani militant Mohammad Ismal Alvi @Lamboo @Adnan, affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM. However, the identification of the other killed militant is being ascertained.
As per police records, the killed militant Mohammad Ismal Alvi @Lamboo was A++ categorized militant and figured among the list of most wanted militants operating in the valley. He was a highly trained militant especially expert in making of IED.
Police official said that he was instrumental in planning and executing terror attacks on security establishments and civilian killings of which several terror crime cases have already been registered against him. He was the mastermind and main accused in the February 2019 Lethpora Fidayeen attack.
Police further said he was also involved in the killing of SPO Fayaz Ahmed, his wife and daughter in Tral, recently. Besides, other terror crimes, he was also instrumental in motivating and recruiting the youth to join terror folds and also motivating local youth for stone pelting and other criminal activities.
Moreover, the killed militant was carrying out militant activities in P.D Awantipora, District Pulwama and district Anantnag. He was a close associate of militant Abdul Rehman @ Fauji @ Idrees Bhai R/o Multan Pakistan who alongwith 02 local associates were killed in an encounter at Kangan Pulwama on 03-06-2020. He was trying to re-establish and strengthen JeM terror outfit and utilize Awantipora especially Kakpora and Pampore area of Pulwama as a hot bed for receiving new militant groups and transporting them to the other parts for carrying out militant attacks.
It is pertinent to mention that militant Mohammad Ismal Alvi @Lamboo was closely associated with Jaish chief militant Masood Azhar and had infiltrated into this side of Kashmir in the year 2017 through Sakargadh Sector. He had also visited several training camps of JeM in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He has earlier escaped from many encounters/cordon & search operations including at Doniwari Chadoora Budgam on 04/03/2020, Parigam Jagir Pulwama on 19/11/2020 & Kalenvan, Bijbehara Anantnag On 07/07/2021.
Worth to mention here that there were 19 accused militants /OGWs involved in Lethpora terror attack case. Out of 19, 07 militants including militant Adil Dar, Mudasir Khan, Umar Farooq, Kamran, Qari Yasir, Sajjad Bhat and today Mohd Ismal Alvi @ Lamboo were killed in encounters, 07 militants/OGWs have been arrested and 05 are still absconding.
Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 01 AK rifle, 01 M-4 Carbine, a Glock pistol and a Chinese Pistol 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.
In a joint press conference, Corps Cmdr 15 corps, IGP Kashmir and GoC VF have congratulated the joint teams of Police and Army for the big success that led to the elimination of most wanted militant who was wanted by the law for his involvement in several terror crime cases.
Earlier, two militants were killed in an encounter between militants and joint team of security forces in the forest area of Tral. (PTK)