Lieutenant General K S Dhillon of the Indian Army briefed on Tuesday on thwarting the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit from the valley region in Kashmir.
The Lieutenant General and 15 Corps Commander said, “I would like to inform the nation that in less than 100 hours of the Pulwama terrorist attack, we have eliminated the Jaish-e-Mohammad leadership in the valley which was being handled by JeM from Pakistan.”
Lt. General Dhillon issued a sharp warning when he said, “Anyone who has picked up a gun will be killed and eliminated, unless he surrenders. I request all the mothers in the valley to ensure that their sons don’t take up the gun.”
After the intervening night of encounter on February 18 between three Jaish militants and army along with police officials in Pinglana village which lasted around 17 hours, the Indian soldiers finally thwarted the militant outfit killing the Pulwama chief conspirator as well as JeM Commander Abdul Rasheed Ghazi alias Kamran on the morning of February 18.
The rest two militants those were killed have been identified. One is Hilal Ahmad, a local Kashmiri bomb expert and the other dead militant is Rashid, a Pakistani native.
Four soldiers of the 55 Rashtriya Rifles including a major, along with one police official were the martyrs in the encounter.
The Lt. General said the investigation is underway and further details regarding the Pulwama attack will be shared later.