February 12: It is further informed that the killed militant has been identified as Hilal Ahmad Rather son of Gh Mohammad Rather resident of Behgambagh Kakapora district Pulwama.
As per police records, he was affiliated with proscribed militant outfit HM. He had a long history of militant activities records and was wanted by law for his complicity in a series of terror crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities.
Several militant cases were registered against him for his involvement in militant activities and prominent among them are FIR No. 312/2016 at PS Pulwama U/S 147, 148, 307, 337, 332, 427 RPC, FIR No. 371/2016 at PS Pulwama U/S 147, 148, 307, 337, 332, 427 RPC, FIR No. 296/2016 at PS Pulwama U/S 147, 148, 307, 337, 332, 427 RPC and FIR No. 8/2018 at PS Karan Nagar U/S 302, 120-B RPC, 7/27 Arms Act which pertains to the militant attack inside the premises of SMHS Hospital in which two cops were martyred and a Pakistani Militant Naveed Jatt @Hanzalla had managed to escape.
Incriminating material such as arms & ammunition, was recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken in the case records for the purpose of investigation.
Body of the killed killed was handed over to his family after completion of medico-legal formalities.
Citizens are once again requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials if any.