The army released a list of 12 most wanted terrorists active in Kashmir Valley on Thursday.
The most wanted terrorists list figures the prominent names like Lashkar-e-Taiba’s (LeT) Abu Dujana, Hizbul Mujahideen’s Riyaz Naikoo alias Zubair and Zakir Rashid Bhat alias Zakir Musa.
Naikoo is reportedly the next Hizbul commander in Kashmir after the death of Sabzar. Sabzar, who was killed in an encounter on Saturday, was the successor of Burhan Wani.
Here’s the list:
Junaid AH Matoo, alias Kandroo (LET District Commander)
Matoo is a resident of Khudwani Kulgam. He was recruited on June 3, 2015. He is listed under Category A.
Bashir AH Wani, alias Lashkar (LET District Commander, Anantnag)
A resident of Sopshali Kokernag, Wani was recruited on October 2, 2015. He is under the Category A .
Zeenat-UL-Islam, alias Alkama (LET)
A resident of Sugan Zanipura, Shopian, he was recruited on November 17, 2015.
Wasim AH, alias Osama (LET Commander, Shopian)
A resident of Hef Shirmal, Shopian, he was recruited on March 28, 2014. He is part of the Burhan Wani Group. He is listed under Category A .
Abu Dujana, alias Hafiz (LET Divisional Commander, South Kashmir)
Based in Pakistan, he has been active since December 14, and is listed under the category A .
Abu Hamas (JEM Divisional Commander)
The Pakistani-based JEM Commander has been active since 2016. He is listed under the category A .
Saddam Paddar alias Zaid (HM, District Commander, Shopian)
A resident of Hef Shrimal, Shopian, he was recruited on September 25, 2015. He is part of the Burhan Wani Group and is listed in Category A .
Showkat AH Tak, alias Huzaifa (LET District Commander, Pulwama)
A resident of Panzgam, Awantipore, he was recruited on October 17, 2011. Category: A .
Reyaz AH Naikoo alias Zubair (District Commander, HM, Pulwama)
A resident of Tokun, Awantipore, he was recruited in December 2012. He is under the category A .
Mohd Yasin Ittoo alias Mansoon (District Commander, HM Badgam)
Ittoo resides in Chadoora, Badgam, and was recruited on December 6, 2015. Category: A.
Zakir Rashid Bhatt, alias Musa (HM Divisional Commander, South Kashmir)
A resident of Noorpura, Awantipore, he was recruited in July 2013. He is listed under the category A .
Altaf AH Dar alias Kachroo (HM, District Commander, Kulgam)
A resident of Hawara, Kulgam, Dar was recruited in 2006. Category: A .