Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday said that slain militant killed in an encounter today at Handwara was involved in the killing of Hurriyat activist killed in Sopore.
In a statement issued here the police spokesman said that slain militant Liyaqat Ahmad Lone was involved in the killing of Hurriyat(G) activist Hakim ur- Rehman Sultani.
Liyaqat along with other LeT militants including Gani Khawaja resident of Kralgund and Majid Mir resident of Nowpora Sopore were involved in the killing of Hurriyat activist, “They are involved in case FIR No.70/2018 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 Arms Act of Police Station Bomai regarding the murder of Hurriyat(G) activist Hakim-ur-Rehman Sultani resident of Bomai on 08-09-2018,” he said.
“Liyaqat Ahmad Lone alias Sahaba alias Umar Khalid son of Gh Mohi u din Lone was resident of Harwan, Sopore and was affiliated with proscribed militant outfit LeT. He had a long history of involvement in terror related activities and was wanted in a number of criminal cases FIR No. 45/2016 under section 18b, 20 ULA of Police Station Bomia; FIR 81/2017 under section 363, 376 RPC of Police Station Bomai regarding kidnapping and rape of a minor local girl,” the police statement added.
Hurriyat activist Hakim ur Rehmani Sultani was shot dead by unknown gunmen on September 8 in north Kashmir’s Sopore.