Police Offers Bounty For Militant Involved In Killing Cops

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police Wednesday announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh for information on Umer Majid, a suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militant, responsible for the killing of seven people, including five policemen at Kulgam, in South Kashmir, earlier this week.

Posters of Majid were plastered in many areas of Kulgam, a district located 90 km from here, announcing the cash reward that may lead security agencies to him, the police said.

Earlier, a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh was announced.

The 22-year-old Majid, who hails from the Suchi village of Kulgam, was identified by the police with the help of some locals as well as the driver of the treasury van that came under the Hizbul Mujahideen militants’ attack on May 1, in Kulgam.

Majid joined Hizbul Mujahideen last year and has been active in this area for quite some time, the police said, adding he has been responsible for earlier acts of terror in and around Kulgam.

Police said Ishfaq Palla, an overground worker for the militant outfit, had also been identified and hunt has been launched to nab these two.

Last night raids were carried out at various places in the district as well as adjoining Shopian following a tip off about their presence.

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