Police on Tuesday claimed that slain Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) commander Noor Muhammad Tantray alias Noor Trali was one of the â€œchief architectsâ€� of attack on Border Security Force (BSF) camp near Srinagar airport earlier this year.
â€œIn a significant breakthrough, Awantipora Police, Army and CRPF acting on a specific input cordoned a cluster of houses at Samboora which resulted in a fierce gun battle leading to elimination of top JeM commander Noor Mohammed Tantray,â€� said a spokesman.
He said Trali was convicted in a case registered in 2003 in Delhi and was serving his sentence at Central Jail Srinagar until he was out on parole in the year 2015.
â€œConsequently, he remained in Tral and became a major over ground worker of JeM in the belt,â€� said the spokesman.
In July 2017, after the Aripal encounter, where three JeM militants were killed, Trali went underground and soon became the key man of JeM in coordinating and organising attacks at different places.
â€œThe accused was one of the chief architects of the BSF camp attack near Srinagar airport this year. He was heading the Jaish in Kashmir. Besides he was wanted in a number of offences in south and central Kashmir,â€� said the spokesman.