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Dreaded terrorist Najar was returning to Kashmir to revive Hizbul Mujahideen

Dreaded terrorist Najar was returning to Kashmir to revive Hizbul Mujahideen

It was a major success for the security forces as Najar was wanted for his alleged involvement in more than 50 killings, including that of policemen in the Hygam area of Sopore, over the past 17 years, the official said.

"He would not even trust his wife, his brother, not even his deputy or seniors", Imtiyaz Hussain, senior superintendent of police Baramulla, who is believed to be one of the top most officers of Jammu and Kashmir Police battling insurgency in Kashmir for years, said.

Najar was head of militant outfit Lashkar-e-Islam after splitting from Hizbul Mujahideen in 2015. "Considering that both of his top commanders in north Kashmir and south Kashmir were dead, Najar was sent to take command of Hizbul which has been nearly wiped off from north Kashmir with his (Najar's) killing", SSP Hussain said.

"The HM has nearly been wiped out from north Kashmir", Hussain claimed. Sources in agencies said that Qayoom had influence of Jaish-e-Mohammad, which had started footprints in Valley again by attacking security forces in South Kashmir. "He had gone to PoK in 2015 and was returning to take command of the Hizb", the police said. The LeI, headed by Najar, carried out attacks on mobile phone towers and also allegedly was involved in the killing of six civilians, including a separatist activist in Sopore. "It is a big achievement for us" Hussain said.

However A complete shutdown is being observed in sopore belt of on wednesday to mourn the death of local militant, authorities shuts all educational institues in district baramulla on Wednesday as a precautionary measures to maintain law and order following the killing of slain Abdul Qayoom Najar. Post release he worked at an electric shop for about 2 years and then re-joined militancy in 1995. He had joined militancy at an early age of 16.

His splinter group had also killed six individuals on accusations of working as informers for security agencies, which included former militants and members of Geelani's group. Past year in 2016, 372 causalities were reported in Valley while the figure in 2015 was 197.


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