The militants who abducted and killed the Kashmiri army officer Lt Ummer Fayaz have been identified and they all belong to banned terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen.
The bullet-riddled body of 22-year-old Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz from Kashmir was found in Harmen area of Shopian Wednesday morning, hours after he was abducted by militants from Batpura village.
“We have identified six militants who were involved in the killing of Fayaz. The militants are from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen,” PTI quoted a source as saying.
Security forces are carrying out searches in various areas to grab the identified militants, the source said.
Fayaz had gone to attend the wedding of the daughter of his maternal uncle at Batapura, about 74 km's from here, from where he was abducted by the militants at around 10 pm on Tuesday. His bullet-riddled body was found yesterday morning.
On his first leave since joining the Army, he had reached Batapura from Akhnoor in Jammu region where he was posted with 2 Rajputana Rifles.
Hailing from Kulgam district, Fayaz was commissioned in the Army in December last year. The Army has vowed, “to bring the perpetrators of this heinous act of terror to justice”.
The Army had Wednesday vowed to punish the killers of Fayaz and said the incident marks a watershed moment in Kashmir Valley as people there will decisively turn the tide against terrorism.