New Delhi, Sep 18 (UNI) In a joint operation with the Army and Special Operation Group (SOG) of the Kashmir Police, Special Cell sleuths of the Delhi Police shot down two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants in Bandipora district of Kashmir this morning.
While Abu Bakr alias Usman and Tariq Mohammad, both from Pakistan and aged about 22 years, were killed in the four-hour encounter in Bandipora, the main accused Amanullah Bukhari alias Chachu managed to escape, said Jt Commissioner (Spl Cell) Karnal Singh here.
''We had received a tip-off on Amanullah, which was corroborated by the intelligence agencies, after which a team was sent yesterday.'' Two AK 56 rifles, eight magazines, 152 cartridges and two hand grenades were recovered from the site of encounter, he said.
''A resident of Pakistan, Amanullah was the district commander of Bandipora and had been operational in the area for the last seven years.'' His name cropped up during interrogation of two JeM men, arrested in 2005 from Kailash Colony here, and had been chased by Delhi Police ever since with a non-bailable warrant issued against him, the Jt CP added.