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Pulwama: owner of house, where encounter took place, booked under UAPA; police say his son was hybrid militant

The Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Sunday that the owner of the house where four Jaish-e-Muhammad militants were slain in a gunfight will be booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act.

Addressing a press conference, the Inspector General of Police in Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, said that the owner of the house at Naira Pulwama where the encounter took place, will be booked under UAPA. He said the son of the owner of the house is a case of a hybrid militant.

“This (house owner’s son) is the best example of a hybrid militant. There are many persons who are not listed as militants but join them,” Kumar said.

The police chief claimed that Inayat Ahmed was asked to surrender but he along with militants kept on firing at the forces and got killed.

He said the focus of the forces was on Pakistani and hybrid militants.

“In the last two months, one or two foreign militants have been killed in each encounter. They come down from the higher reaches in the winter to the villages. The villagers inform us, we launch operations and they are killed,” he said.

“It is a fact that the number of foreign militants and locals is equal this time. We will focus on Pakistani militants and the hybrid ultras are a challenge for us,” he said. The valley’s top cop said it was for the first time that the number of militants has come down below 200.

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