Jammu and Kashmir Inspector General Police (IGP) Muneer Khan on Monday held a press conference after Abu Ismail,who masterminded and led the Amarnath yatra was killed following the encounter.
While addressing a press conference, Muneer Khan, IGP Kashmir said,'' In a very brief encounter both the terrorists were killed. Around two AK 47s were recovered.'' The encounter was possible due to the joint collaboration with CRPF, Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Rashtriya Rifles.
He further congratulated the team who conducted this operation for half an hour to flush out LeT commander Abu Ismail. Khan said,''This operation is a result of people's prayers.''
Khan also said that militant leadership has to be eliminated because they also misguide children and lure them into this.
Meanwhile, BS Raju, GOC Victor Force said,''Operation was important because we are expecting vacuum in the top leadership of LeT.''
Abu Ismail, the terrorist who masterminded and led the Amarnath yatra attack was killed in an encounter. After months of tracking he was traced to Aribagh in Jammu and Kashmir. An associate of his was also killed in the encounter. He has been identified as Chhota Qasim. Both Ismail and Qasim were residents of Pakistan.
The encounter which was fierce lasted a couple of hours before both Ismail and his associate were killed by security forces.