The terrorist was deputed particularly to hold out the assault, Dilbag Singh mentioned.

Srinagar:

Hizbul Mujahideen had deputed a detailed aide of terrorist Riyaz Naikoo from south Kashmir to hold out the assault on a BJP chief in Ganderbal district, a high police official of Jammu and Kashmir mentioned on Wednesday.

The terrorist killed in Ganderbal — Shabir Ahmad of Awanitpora — was deputed particularly to hold out the assault, state police chief Dilbag Singh advised reporters on the wreath laying ceremony for constable Altaf Hussain.

Altaf Hussain was injured whereas defending BJP chief Ghulam Qadir throughout an assault on Tuesday evening. The police constable managed to kill one of many terrorists.

Mr Singh mentioned there was one other blood path on the scene of the assault which was being adopted by the investigators.

He mentioned the killed terrorist was a detailed aide and overground employee of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo who was killed in an encounter earlier this 12 months.

Shabir had joined militancy just lately, Mr Singh mentioned.

He mentioned goal killings have been being carried out within the Union territory on directions from Pakistan “by means of its terror mouthpiece TRF (The Resistance Entrance)”.

Mr Singh additionally mentioned it was “not a giant deal” for terrorists to maneuver from one district to a different.