JeM commander Noor Muhammed killed in encounter

by Abel Hampton December 27, 2017, 0:47
JeM commander Noor Muhammed killed in encounter

A police officer who arrested Tantray in Delhi in 2003 said he had originally been recruited because at 4ft 2inches (1.27m) he did not look like a militant.

A police officer told The Indian Express in October that Noor's physical appearance proved to be his biggest disadvantage, he said, "He is just three feet tall", and "So he can be easily identified, making his movement hard". "In July, after the Aripal encounter in which three JeM terrorists were killed, Tantray went underground and soon became the Jaish's key man in coordinating and organising attacks at different places", said a senior police officer.

Wanted Jaish-e-Mohammad militant Noor Mohammad Tantray was killed in an encounter in Samboora area of Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said here today.

Security forces further tightened the Cordon in the village, they said adding exchange of fire continued till 0400 hrs on Tuesday.

After receiving a tip-off his hiding the J&K Police launched a search operation on Monday night in south Kashmir's Samboora.

There was input about presence of two to three terrorists near the national highway who were "planning to attack convoy", the DGP tweeted. It is not know how the other militants survived the operation.

The killing of Noor Mohammad Tantray is seen as a major success for the security forces in their fight against separatist militants. He was serving his sentence at the Central Jail in Srinagar until he jumped his parole in 2015.

Police sources earlier told The Indian Express that Tantray, a resident of Tral in Pulwama district, had taken over command of the JeM in South Kashmir and was engineering the outfit's bid to regroup in the Valley. "Besides, he was wanted in a number of terror offences in south and central Kashmir", the statement said.

"The accused was one of the chief architects of the BSF camp attack near Srinagar airport this year". His funeral was attended by many, including some militants who offered a gun salute.

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