Kupwara: On Wednesday, police stated that a high Hizbul Mujahideen chief was shot in an encounter with security authorities in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.
"One of many oldest & high commander of HM #terror outfit Mehrazuddin Halwai @ Ubaid bought neutralised in #Handwara #encounter. He was concerned in a number of terror crimes. An enormous success," Inspector Basic of Police, Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar asserted in a tweet.
Security forces had begun a cordon-and-search operation at Pazipora-Renan inside the Handwara space of the district Wednesday morning following details regarding the presence of militants there, the police said.
The operation transformed into an encounter following the security forces have been shot upon.
Halwai was executed in retaliatory action by the security personnel, the police continued.