IG Police SP Pani speaking to ANI on Friday in Srinagar. Photo/ANI
IG Police SP Pani speaking to ANI on Friday in Srinagar. Photo/ANI

Operation to kill Zakir Musa handled well, no collateral damage to security forces: SP Pani

ANI | Updated: May 24, 2019 20:08 IST

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 24 (ANI): The operation, in which one of the most wanted terrorist Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa was killed by security forces is now over without any collateral damage to security forces, police said.
Inspector General (IG) of Police, SP Pani on Friday said that the operation was handled well.
"The encounter in which a terrorist was killed is over. He has been identified as Zakir Rashid Bhat alias Zakir Musa. The operation was handled well, there was no collateral damage and the forces have returned now. They have also recovered arms and ammunition from the site of the encounter," Pani told reporters here.
He lauded the precautions taken by the armed forces post the encounter and said that restrictions had been imposed in some parts of the valley but the situation was well under control.
"Post-operation the security arrangements have been managed well, there is no law and order situation reported so far. Restrictions have been imposed in some areas. Police have registered a case and the investigations are underway," Pani said.
Hours after the killing of most wanted terrorist Zakir Musa, the local authorities suspended mobile internet services across the Valley.
The move is seen as a preventive one to ensure that inflammatory images and posts post are not uploaded on the social media platforms.
Jammu and Kashmir Divisional Commissioner, Baseer Ahmad Khan said that all schools and colleges across Kashmir will remain closed on Saturday.
According to the police report, Musa was killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral in Pulwama. He was the commander of al-Qaeda linked Ansar Ghazwat-ul Hind.
One AK-47 rifle and a rocket launcher have been recovered in the operation at Dadsara village in Tral which began on Thursday. (ANI)