Government forces during a gunfight in south Kashmir
Government forces during a gunfight in south Kashmir

SRINAGAR — More than 26 months after going missing, a BVSc-turned-Hizbul Mujahideen militant was killed in a gunfight with a joint team of government forces in Shopian. He was a Category-B militant, the Inspector General of Police said on Tuesday.

Raja Nadeem son of Abdul Rahman Rather of Ashmuji Kulgam, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science (BVSc) 4th Semester at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences (SKUAST), was killed in the encounter at Aloora Badimarg area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

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The 22-year-old was missing since March 27, 2020, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said, adding, “He was B-category (militant). Meanwhile, searches continue,” he said.

The encounter had started after a joint team of Police and Army launched a cordon and search operation in the area.

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