Kashmir: The terrorist engaged in the latest targeted killing of a bank manager in Kashmir was one of two Lashkar-e-Taiba undercover agents killed in an encounter in Shopian last night.
The terrorist attacked Ellaquai Dihati Bank in Kulgam on June 2 and shot down Vijay Kumar, a bank manager from Rajasthan. The violence was captured on CCTV.
Kumar, a citizen of Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh, was killed on June 2, shortly after arriving in Kashmir’s Kulgam. The CCTV captured a terrorist trying to enter the bank and opening fire at him.
#ShopianEncounterUpdate: 2nd killed #terrorist has been identified as Tufail Ganai. #Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 01 AK 47 rifle and a pistol were recovered from the site of #encounter.
Jan Mohd Lone of Shopian has been identified as one of the terrorists killed. He was involved in the recent killing of Vijay Kumar, a bank manager, on June 2 in Kulgam district, in addition to other terror crimes,” the police added in another tweet.
The murder caused outrage because it was the latest in a string of terrorist acts in the Valley. Last year, terrorist strikes on migrant employees and community minority groups began. Kashmiri Pandits also were protesting in Jammu and Kashmir, demanding that they be moved to safer places.
Since Rahul Bhat, a Kashmiri Pandit, was shot dead within the prosecutor’s office in Budgam steadily for the past month, people in the community have already staged a protest. Approximately 4,000 Kashmir Pandits hired in the Valley as part of the Prime Minister’s rehabilitation package have been confronted to flee, claiming that they are no longer trusted.