Sopore police, on Wednesday evening, stated that they had neutralized Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Sajad Dar after receiving information on terrorists hiding in the Gulabad area of the Union territory.
Suleman Choudhary, DIG North Kashmir said, "We had specific information about militants hiding in Gulabad area under Sopore police station limits. Accordingly, a joint cordon & search operation was launched by 22 Rashtriya Rifles, Sopore Police &Central Reserve Police Force, yesterday. Commander of Jaish-e-Mohammed, Sajad Dar was neutralized in the operation. We have recovered one AK rifle, 3 AK magazines, and 59 rounds."
The operation takes place days after the Indian Army neutralized five terrorists in an encounter in the Keran area of Kashmir’s Kupwara district. The encounter occurred in the Shalbatoo Jumgund area after the terrorists from Pakistan crossed over into India.