Dreaded terrorist Najar was returning to Kashmir to revive Hizbul Mujahideen

Allan Goodman
September 28, 2017

One of the most wanted terrorist commanders, Abdul Qayoom Najar alias Jasahib alias Ishfaq, of Sopore, was active since 1999 and infamous for killing people who had rented out land to telecom companies for setting up the cell phone towers in north Kashmir in 2015.

"Najar was killed as security forces foiled an infiltration bid near Zorawar post in Lachipora area along the LoC on Tuesday morning", Baramulla Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Imtiyaz Hussain told reporters. He later formed his own outfit, Lashkar-e-Islam, which carried out a series of attacks on mobile towers and killed several people, including a Hurriyat activist, for alleged links with the security forces. Sources in agencies said that Qayoom had influence of Jaish-e-Mohammad, which had started footprints in Valley again by attacking security forces in South Kashmir.

The tip-off about Qayoom Najar, the longest surviving militant in Kashmir, crossing over the LoC from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) was "leaked" to Indian security agencies from across the border by the slain commander's rivals in Hizb-ul-Mujahideen.

"He belonged to Batapora in Sopore town".

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A police spokesperson said Najar was baptized in militancy after killing then HM Chief Commander Abdul Majid Dar in 2003.

The police official said that Najar joined hands with terror outfits at the age of 16. Officers said he used to keep changing his appearance, used wigs and moved around discreetly. Neutralising him would have been very hard as he was already heading a huge network in Sopore, Palhallan, Pattan, Handwara areas of Bandipora and Baramulla. After that, he was recalled to the base camp in Muzaffarabad in September 2015 where he stayed with Syed Sallahudin. In 1992 he was arrested and later released. His group included terrorists from Pattan, Baramulla and Handwara in north Kashmir. That way it is a big relief to us and a big relief to all victims of his activities.

Najar had reportedly reconciled with Hizbul, according to police sources, and had ex-filtrated to Pakistan from where he was returning to Kashmir valley.

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