Militant in Sopore sisters’ murder gunned downMarch 13th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 13 (IANS) Police Sunday claimed to have killed a militant involved in the gruesome murder of two sisters in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town in January.
A statement issued by the zonal police headquarters in Srinagar said: “One militant involved in the killing of two sisters of Muslim peer Sopore, was also killed in the encounter with the police and the security forces in the same locality.
The bullet riddled body of Waseem Ahmad Ganai alias Sheruni, self-styled district commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was recovered from the encounter site where a divisional commander of the LeT had been killed in encounter Saturday, added the statement.
It also said that a large cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from the possession of the slain militant.
Militants had Jan 31 abducted two sisters, Akhtera (20) and Arifa (17), daughters of Ghulam Nabi Dar and residents of Sopore, from their home and killed both.
The incident had evoked widespread condemnation.
Police said the slain guerrilla had also been involved in last year’s killings of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel at Jaanwar area of Sopore town.
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