Srinagar: Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Shahzad Ahmad Seh, who has been synonymous with terror for the past year in Anantnag and Kulgaon areas of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, was killed by security forces in an encounter on Friday (December 24, 2021). He is accused of killing five BJP leaders and police officer Ashraf Bhat. According to the report, a reward of Rs 7 lakh was announced on Shahzad Seh. He was among the top A category terrorists. An encounter with security forces was held at Aravni in Bijbehara on Friday in which he was dumped. Kashmir IG Vijay Kumar has confirmed the killing of a notorious terrorist in the Aravni encounter.
According to the report, three terrorists, armed with weapons, had arrived at Palm Momin Hall, Aravni in Bijbehara at midnight on Thursday to meet their newsman. But, it came to the notice of the Security Force. 01 RR of the police force and 90th corps of CRPF planned to nab them. As soon as the search operation started. The terrorists panicked and secretly opened fire on the security forces. The jawans opened fire in their defence and killed the notorious terrorist in the encounter.
With this, security forces have arrested two other terrorists. Both the terrorists are said to be linked to Lashkar-e-Toiba. Jammu and Kashmir Police have said, "According to our records, the slain terrorist was linked to Hizbul Mujahideen. Police said, On October 19, 2020, Chandpora was involved in the murder of Anantnag Police Inspector Mohammad Ashraf Bhat in Kanelwan. He was also involved in the killing of three BJP leaders at Pora Kulgam in Y on October 29, 2020. The arrested terrorists have been identified as Imran Majid, a resident of Mohalla Mochhawa and Mohammad Amin Rather, a resident of Mochhawa in Magre locality. Security forces have recovered two hand grenades, two AK-47 magazines, 30 live AK-47 live cartridges from them.