NEW DELHI: Indian Army has released a list of 12 most dreaded terrorists active in the Kashmir Valley.
Army’s hit list comes days after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmed Bhat was killed+ in an encounter in south Kashmir’s Tral area.
The list figures the prominent names like Lashkar-e-Taiba’s (LeT) Abu Dujana, Hizbul Mujahideen’s Riyaz Naikoo alias Zubair and Zakir Rashid Bhat alias Zakir Musa+ .
Naikoo is reportedly the next Hizbul commander in Kashmir after the death of Sabzar. Sabzar, who was killed in an encounter on Saturday, was the successor ofBurhan Wani+ .
Like Burhan Wani, Naikoo too is active on social media and is considered a moderate among the hardline Hizbul terrorists. Naikoo, unlike Musa, favours a secular movement in the Kashmir valley.Musa, on the other hand, advocates ‘jihad’ for Islam and not Aazadi (freedom) for Kashmir.
Musa had earlier released a video in which he threatened to behead the separatists leaders if they created hurdles in setting up Sharia in the Kashmir valley. Musa earlier this month parted ways with the Hizbul over ideological differences and quit the militant outfit.
Here is the complete list of the dreaded terrorists released by Army: