Zakir Musa, the Chief of the Ansar Ghazwat ul Hind, on the 23rd of May, was gunned down in an encounter between the terrorists and security forces in Tral, Jammu and Kashmir.
During the late evening of the 23rd of May, a gunfight broke out between the security forces and the militants in Dadsara village of Tral in South Kashmir. Following the gun battle, the security forces killed Zakir and one more militant.
The identity of the militant is yet to be identified.
Zakir Musa was one of the most wanted terrorists in India. He is the leader of Ansar Ghazwat ul Hind, which is affiliated with Al Qaeda, a terrorist group.
The security officials wanted to arrest Musa and asked him to surrender, however, he denied to do that, the officials burnt a chemist’s house where he was hiding.
Rajesh Kalia, the Defence Spokesman, said, “The (slain) terrorist was identified as Zakir Musa after the body was recovered Friday morning. Weapons and war-like stores were recovered from the encounter site.”
A joint team of 42 Rashtriya Rifles (RR,) the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Army officials launched a search operation and cordoned off the area.
After the incident on the 23rd of May, the people of Shopian, Pulwama, Awantipora and Srinagar called for a protest against the security officials in favour of Zakir Musa.
The authorities of Jammu and Kashmir imposed a curfew in a few regions of Pulwama, Anantnag and Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir.
The authorities also announced, the educational institutions will remain closed, on the 24th of May.
The officials are inspecting the areas and stopped the internet services in Kashmir as a precautionary measure.