Handwara Gunfight: Second statement from Police

Police in second follow up statement regarding Handwara encounter said that the two killed militants have been identified as Furqan Rashid Lone @ Adil  and Liyaqat Ahmad Lone @ Sahaba @ Umar Khalid  .

Furqan Rashid Lone alias Adil S/O Ab Rashid was  resident of Shartpora, Langate and was affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT. He was wanted in a number of criminal cases registered at Police Station Handwara FIR No. 271/2016 U/S 148, 149, 307, 436, 332RPC PS Handwara ;FIR No.334/2016 U/S 148,149,307,436, 332 RPC PS Handwara ; FIR No.357/2017 U/S 120RPC, 18 ULA PS Handwara.

Liyaqat Ahmad Lone alias Sahaba alias Umar Khalid son of Gh Mohi u din Lone was resident of Harwan, Sopore and was affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT.

He had a long history of involvement in terror related activities and was wanted in a number of criminal cases FIR No. 45/2016 under section 18b, 20 ULA of Police Station Bomia; FIR 81/2017 under section 363, 376 RPC of Police Station Bomai regarding kidnapping and rape of a minor local girl.

Liyaqat  along with other  LeT militants Gani Khawaja resident of Kralgund and Majid Mir resident of Nowpora Sopore  is involved in case FIR No.70/2018 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 Arms Act of  Police Station Bomai regarding the murder of Hurriyat(G) activist  Hakim-ur-Rehman Sultani resident of Bomai on 08-09-2018.

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