One of the major terror outfits, Jaish-e-Mohammed’s (JeM) operational head Khalid, was gunned down by security forces in an encounter that broke out at Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday. However, the killing of JeM’s operational head Khalid dates a year back. According to reports, last year, a Kashmiri woman had gone up to a senior Jammu and Kashmir Police officer stating that she wants Khalid dead. Earlier in Baramulla district, after gunning down Khalid, the security forces had cordoned off the area and had initiated search operations to nab the hiding militants.

According to a report by India Today, a 20-year-old woman from Kashmir had asked a senior J&K police officer to kill Khalid, who was heading JeM. The Kashmiri woman had also agreed to help the cops by leading them to his tracks. The woman, who was seeking Khalid’s killing, was found to be JeM head Khalid’s former girlfriend. She also alleged that Khalid was physically involved with many girls from the region.

According to reports, about a year ago, when the Kashmiri woman found out that she was pregnant, she went to Khalid and informed him about his pregnancy. The woman was shattered after Khalid told her that he has nothing to do with either her or the child she is pregnant with. Broken by Khalid’s behaviour, the Kashmiri woman then left the region and moved to Jalandhar, Punjab with her cousin. She later aborted the child.

Filled with rage, the Kashmiri woman once again returned back to the region with the determination to eliminate the man who killed her unborn child. Prepared for her revenge, the Kashmiri woman had been tipping-off the security forces about Khalid’s locations.

On the day of Khalid’s killing, a report claimed that the security forces were alerted by the sources close to the Kashmiri woman. Following a tip-off, a covert team had already been waiting for Khalid to enter the region. Khalid, later came to the region to meet an important contact. After spotting security forces, Khalid indiscriminately started firing. After facing the heavy retaliation from Special Operations Group (SOG) the Jaish-e-Muhammad chief was neutralised by the SOG, 3 battalions of CRPF (179, 177, 92) and 32 Rashtriya Rifles (RR).

Khalid had been responsible for creating unrest in the Kashmir Valley for Pakistan. He was also said to be the mastermind behind several suicide attacks over the years. He was also known to be sending terrorists from north to south Kashmir.

First Published | 10 October 2017 12:38 PM
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