No resident of Srinagar – the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir – is now in the terrorist ranks, Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said on Sunday, a day after a top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander was killed by security forces here.
“After #killing of #LeT #terrorist Ishfaq Rashid Khan yesterday, no resident of #Srinagar district in terrorist ranks now,” he said on the Twitter handle of Kashmir zone police.
Khan, a resident of Sozeith area of Srinagar, was killed in an encounter with security forces in Ranbirgarh area on the outskirts of the city in which another terrorist, Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, from South Kashmir’s Pulwama district was also killed.
Kumar had recently also said that Srinagar city would never be militancy-free as terrorists from other districts of the Valley keep on coming here.
“Srinagar is a city where terrorists come often. Sometimes they come for medical treatment, meetings or collecting funds. Srinagar can never be terrorist free as long as militancy is there,” he had told reporters.