Top Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist Noor Mohammad Tantray, has been killed in an encounter with security forces in Samboora of Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmi.
Noor Mohammad Tantray considered the brain behind the terror outfit’s revival in the Valley, was wanted in various terror incidents, including a suicide attack at the BSF camp at Srinagar airport. Army official said, the body of Tantray was recovered along with one weapon this morning.
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 gun battle leading to the elimination of the top JeM commander.
A police spokesman termed the killing as a significant breakthrough for the security forces and said the slain terrorist was convicted in a case registered in 2003 in Delhi.
The spokesman said, he was serving a sentence at Central Jail Srinagar and was out on parole in 2015. Tantray hailed from Tral area of south Kashmir and his death is being seen as a blow to the terror group as he was the key man in reviving the JeM in south and central Kashmir.