JeM top commander killed

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Dec 2017 08:28:29



Four feet two inches tall Tantray, who was convicted in Parliament attack case was on parole

He was wanted in suicide attack on BSF camp at Srinagar airport

TERROR group Jaish-e-Mohammed suffered a major blow on Tuesday when its top commander Noor Mohammad Tantray, considered the brain behind the terror outfit’s revival in the Valley, was killed in South Kashmir, police said.
Two of his accomplices, believed to be foreign terrorists, managed to escape under the cover of darkness when the encounter broke out at Samboora village in Pulwama district, they said, adding that the two would be tracked down soon.

According to Director General of Police S P Vaid, the militants had gathered in the area and were planning to carry out an attack on a convoy of security personnel. There was input about presence of two to three terraorists near the national highway who were “planning to attack convoy,” the DGP tweeted. Terming the killing of 47-year-old Tantray as a “significant development,” the police said the terrorist was wanted in various terror incidents earlier this year, including a suicide attack at the BSF camp at Srinagar airport, and had become an irritant for the security forces.

“The Divisional Commander of JeM, Noor Mohammad Tantray alias Noor Trali, was killed in a gun battle with security forces in Samboora area of Pulwama,” the police said in a statement.
The body of Tantray, who was four feet two inches tall, was recovered along with one weapon on Tuesday morning from the rubbles of the house where the terrorists were hiding.

A crack team of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, acting on a specific input, had cordoned off a cluster of houses at Samboora which resulted in a fierce gunbattle leading to the elimination of the top JeM commander.