A militant was killed in a firing that took place at an army patrol in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday on Friday.
“At about 1720 hrs an accused person namely Sajad Malik alias Bita Malik decamped with an AK rifle along with one magazine from police station Dooru,” a police spokesperson said.
“After firing some shots near the market and taking advantage of the darkness, he managed to escape towards Zamalgam village,” a police spokesman added.
He said the perished was a discharged aggressor and a "history sheeter", who "was at that point captured in militancy cases in different police headquarters".
Recently, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president G A Mir requested a legal test into the murdering, saying the perished was an ex-sarpanch having a place with his gathering.
"Malik was blamed by the state for taking an interest in a dissent rally (amid the agitation), which might be valid and for which there is the rule that everyone must follow to manage it," Mir said yesterday. He named the slaughtering as "politically spurred custodial murder".