One of the two militants killed in Marhama, Bijbehara area of Anantnag in south Kashmir has been identified as Sajad Ahmad Bhat who was the owner of the car used in Lethpora attack in February this year in which nearly 50 CRPF men were killed.
A police officer also confirmed to GNS that Sajad Bhat of JeM was killed along with his associate in the operation.
Sajad alias Afzal Guru had joined Jaish-e-Mohammad’s Fidayeen squad days before the Lethpora attack.
Sajad Bhat son of Mohd Maqbool Bhat of Marhama Sangam was killed along with another militant.
A soldier was killed and two others were injured in the encounter. (GNS)