J-K: District Commander of LeT for Pulwama killed

ANI | Updated: Feb 06, 2019 19:59 IST

Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Feb 6 (ANI): Security forces on Wednesday killed a commander of proscribed terror outfit LeT in a gun battle in Pulwama district of Kashmir.
Irfan Ahmed Sheikh, LeT's so-called Pulwama 'District Commander' was gunned down after a joint patrolling party was fired upon by terrorists at Chakoora area of the district on Wednesday evening.
The firing was retaliated, leading to a brief gunfight.
Sheikh was the resident of Chakoora, Pulwama and was wanted by the law for his complicity in terror crimes.
Sheikh had a long history of terror crime records for which several terror cases were registered against him.
He was involved in conspiring and executing several terror attacks on security establishments in the area including grenade attacks.
Arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of gun-fight. All these materials have been taken in case records to further investigate their complicity in other terror cases.
Citizens were advised not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. (ANI)