LeT’s Naveed Jatt, killer of journalist Shujaat Bukhari; shot dead in J&K’s Budgam
New Delhi: Naveed Jatt, who was commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba, was shot dead by security forces in during an encounter in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.
Naveed was also suspected of killing senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari five months ago.
Security forces along with local police have launched the operation to flush out terrorists holed up in a house in the area.
A K Bhatt, GOC Army’s 15 Corps: In an operation this morning in Budgam, 2 terrorists were killed. One of them is Naveed Jatt, he was believed to be involved in the killing of journalist Shujaat Bukhari. 2 of our men were also injured & taken to hospital, both are out of danger. pic.twitter.com/oyXkGmY7UG
— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2018
According to News 18 report, Jatt belonged to Pakistan and had escaped from police custody at a Srinagar hospital on February 6.
He had allegedly killed Bukhari along with two other terrorists on the eve of Eid on June 14.
Shujaat Bukhar was the editor-in-chief of English daily Rising Kashmir. He was shot dead by militants when he came out of his office in Press Enclave and was boarding his car. Two of his security guards were also killed in the incident.
About Naveed Jatt
According to the report, Jatt was known to be close to Abu Qasim, the former head of the Lashkar-e-Taiba in Kashmir who was killed by forces in 2015. He was also stated to be close to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, one of the masterminds of the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai.