In Jammu and Kashmir, militants have opened fire on army and police ADP at Cherdari in Baramulla. The alert teams reportedly retaliated and 1 terrorist was killed. The matter is now under investigation. 1 pistol, 1 loaded magazine and 1 Pak grenade have been recovered from the terrorists. This has been informed by the Kashmir Zone Police. In the case, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that the slain terrorist is of a hybrid type identified as Javed Ah Wani of Kulgam district and has helped terrorist Gulzar (who was killed on October 20) in the killing of 2 Bihar labourers in Wanpoh.
He was reportedly on a mission to target a shopkeeper in Baramulla. Let me also tell you that earlier, the NIA conducted searches at 17 locations in 7 districts of Jammu and Kashmir last Wednesday in connection with the Jamaat-e-Islami terrorism financing case. It is also said that raids were conducted in Anantnag, Kulgam, Ganderbal, Bandipora and Budgam districts of Kashmir and Kishtwar and Jammu districts of Jammu. Sources said, "Today's search includes the premises of Jamaat-e-Islami officials and members and several prosecutable documents and electronic equipment were seized from the premises of the suspects.''
However, the NIA had earlier conducted searches at 61 locations in 10 districts of Kashmir and four districts of Jammu during raids on August 8 and 9. On the other hand, the Centre had in February 2019 imposed a five-year ban on jamaat under anti-terrorism laws on the ground that it was in close touch with terrorist organisations and feared a rise in the separatist movement in the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir. In fact, after a high-level meeting on security under the chairmanship of PM Narendra Modi, the Home Ministry had issued a notification banning the group under the Prevention of Unlawful Activities Act (UAPA).