Abdul Hameed Lelhari, the successor of Zakir Musa and commander of Ansar Ghazwat-ul Hind, a terror group linked to the Al Qaeda, was one of the three terrorists killed by security forces on Tuesday (October 22) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
The other two terrorists who were killed are suspected to have been involved in the murder of the two Gujjar brothers on August 29 in the Tral area.
DGP Dilbag Singh claimed that Ansar Ghazwat-ul Hind had been wiped out completely with the death of these three terrorists.
Singh also said that Pakistan was trying to push terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir through its terror launch pads. He also appealed to the public to help with their fight against said that the security forces would be successful in controlling terrorism only if the local youth of Kashmir do not follow the “path of militancy” and choose the “path of peace”.
Abdul Hameed Lelhari was named Zakir Musa’s successor on May 23 this year after Musa was shot dead in a joint operation by the Army, the CRPF and state police.