Apropos our earlier press release regarding the encounter at GopalPora Budgam, it is further informed that the killed terrorists have been identified as Hilal Ahmad Wani son of Mohd Akram Wani and Shoaib Mohd Lone @Mursi son of Late Arshad Hussain.
As per police records, both the terrorists were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit HM and were wanted by law for their complicity in a series of terror crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities. Hilal Wani had a long history of terror crime records and was involved in several terrorist cases. Hilal was the main person responsible for the recruitment into the terrorist fold and was longest surviving terrorist who was operating across the southern and central belts of the valley ever since he had joined the terrorist ranks in 2015. He was responsible for conspiring and executing many terror attacks on the security establishments in the valley.
Similarly Shoaib Lone @ Mursi was involved in several terror attacks and other civilian atrocities and several cases were registered against him. He was also part of groups involved in conspiring and executing terror attacks in the valley.
Incriminating material including arms & ammunition, was recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken in the case records for the purpose of investigation and probe their complicity in other terror cases.
Bodies of the killed terrorists were handed over to their family after completion of medico-legal formalities.
Citizens are once again requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials if any.