Shopian Gunfight: BVSc-Turned-Hizb Militant Was Active From 26 Months

‘He Was Category-B Militant; Searches Continue’

Srinagar, June 7: More than 26 months after going missing, BVSc-turned-Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant killed in a gunfight with joint team in Shopian was category-B militant, Inspector General of Police said on Tuesday.

Raja Nadeem son of Abdul Rahman Rather of Ashmuji Kulgam, pursuing Bachelor’s degree in veterinary science (BVSc) 4th semester at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences (SKUAST), was killed in the encounter at Aloora Badimarg area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

The 22-year-old was missing since March 27, 2020, officials said.
“He was B category (militant),” IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar told GNS. “Searches continue,” he said.

The encounter had started after joint team of police and army launched a joint team of police and army in the area. (GNS)