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2 Lashkar terrorists killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir, ‘media identity card’ found with one of the terrorists who died

SRINAGAR, MAR 30 (AGENCY)

Two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists were killed in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rainawari area on Wednesday. police gave this information. A police official said a search operation was launched after security forces cordoned off the area at midnight, following which the encounter started there. Kashmir Inspector General of Police (IGP) Vijay Kumar said that two terrorists were killed in the encounter. One of the slain terrorists had a ‘media identity card’. Kumar tweeted, “A slain LeT terrorist had a ‘media identity card’, which clearly indicates misuse of media.” The identity card reads Raees Ahmed Bhat and he is the editor-in-chief of ‘Valley Media Service’. There is no trace of this news agency. The second terrorist has been identified as Hilal Ahmed. Giving information regarding the operation, Kumar said that on Wednesday evening, the police had received information about the terrorists hiding in Rainawari area of ​​the city. The Inspector General of Police said, “Police had cordoned off the area and launched a search operation and during this the operation turned into an encounter with the terrorists firing. Both the terrorists killed were residents of Anantnag district. Kumar told that Rais Ahmed Bhat was a journalist before joining the terrorist organization in 2021. He was involved in several incidents of murders in Anantnag district. “Bhat had come to Srinagar to target some people… We got information about him in time and the operation was launched,” he said. He was involved in incidents of killing of civilians and two FIRs are also registered against him. The Inspector General of Police warned that the information department and journalists should follow the guidelines of the Press Council of India “otherwise, the police will take action in this regard”. He alleged that social media was being misused by some journalists in Pakistan and Kashmir. Kumar said, “I appeal to the journalists not to indulge in acts like anti-national activities, inciting people or spreading false news.”

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