Junaid is the second most important Hezb commander shot after Riyaz Naikoo operational commander in the first week of May in southern Kashmir
Among the two militants killed in a night-long gun battle in Srinagar, he was the most important commander of Hizbul Mujahideen and the son of a senior separatist leader. Junaid Sehrai and a colleague were murdered in the Nawakdal area of the old town.
Junaid is the second most important Hezb commander shot after Riyaz Naikoo operational commander in the first week of May in southern Kashmir. Police said Junaid took care of the militant equipment of the Kashmir center.
“Two terrorists were killed during last night’s operation. They were identified on behalf of Junaid Ashraf Khan (Junaid Sehrai) and Pulwama Tariq Ahamd Sheikh from Srinagar. Said Dilbagh Singh, Director General of the Directorate General of Police (DGP). “Junaid Hizbul was a division commander in Mujahideen and was dedicated to caring for the Kashmir headquarters. They wanted it on several occasions. He added.
This is the first arms fight in Srinagar since October 2018, when two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) fighters are stationed, including Commander Mehraj-ud-din Bangroo and a civilian.
Junaid, who lived in Saidrinagar, Baghat Barzulla, joined the militant rank on March 23 two years ago. He was the leading separatist leader and leader of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai. One of the most recently listed militants was from the Srinagar district.
Junaid reconnaissance was jointly launched by J-K Police and the Paralimilitary Central Reserve Police (CRPF) on Monday night when information about his presence was taken into custody in the Nawakadal area of the old city of Srinagar. As the joint team headed for the target house, the militant opened fire. After a brief exchange of fire, there was silence on both sides.
However, during the search operation on Tuesday morning, the gunmen opened fire again, leading to a gunfight. During the initial firefighting, a police officer and a paramilitary crew were injured. Police and paramilitary forces later fired shells and blew up the house where the militants took refuge, resulting in the deaths of two militants.
IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar told Indian Express: “This (today’s operation) is a great success for J&K police and the CRPF, specifically in the city network. Both work together with optimal synergy on site and will continue to do outstanding work in the future. “