On Monday, the Forces in the Kashmir Valley took down a dreaded terrorist of the Hizbul Mujahideen, Sameer Tiger. A close aide of Burhan Wani, he was tasked with taking the Kashmir battle to the second level. Under his leadership, several youth had been recruited and it may be recalled that recently a picture of him holding an M4 Carbine had surfaced.
He was a dangerous terrorist who had been trained locally. He was a known face on the social media and would post several controversial statements urging the youth to raise arms. He was among the top 11 terrorists of the Valley and also part of the infamous team that Wani had built. Tiger was one of the last surviving terrorists of the team and on Monday he was gunned down by the Army.
Just hours before he was killed he had threatened Major Rohit Shukla of the 44 Rashtriya Rifles. The video in which he made the threat was circulated by the social media team of the Hizbul Mujahideen. In 2016, he was booked for stone pelting. He was 21 at that time.
He rose in the ranks of the Hizbul Mujahideen soon and had gone on to become a lethal terrorist. He was graded A++ by the Army and was on the hit-list for long.
In the video clip, Tiger is heard handing out a threat to Major Shukla. He says, "If you have drank your mother's milk then come forward." Hours later the Major and Tiger was face to face with each other. Major Shukla took Tiger down, but in the bargain suffered bullet injuries. He has been admitted to the 92 Base Hospital in a critical condition.