Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police, along with the Indian Army, on Wednesday, gunned down Naveed Jatt of Lashkar-e-Toiba terror outfit in an encounter in Budgam district.

A senior Jammu and Kashmir Police officer told MyNation that Jatt, who trained with Ajmal Kasab at Multan, was killed in an encounter which broke out early morning at around 4:30 am. Jatt was shot in the head.

It is scary that both Jatt and Kasab had chosen the path of terrorism at a very tender age. While Kasab was 21 when he attacked Mumbai on November 26, 2008 as part of a ten-member Pakistani team, Jatt was 20-years-old when he was killed.

With the killing of Jatt, the security forces have neutralised 10 top commanders of terror outfits in the past one year.

The 20-year-old militant who was a resident of Multan — a city situated in Punjab, Pakistan — was accused of carrying out a series of attacks on the Indian security forces.

Jatt, who hailed from a poor family, had taken terror training also in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

According to security agencies, Jatt, who was the son of a truck driver, came to India with his seven terror aides in November 2012. This militant group had entered India from Andhrakum Farikia area of Kupwara.

Jatt was active in Anantnag, Pulwama and Shopian of South Kashmir and was booked into Srinagar's Ranawadi jail on September 19, 2014, in connection with a murder case and an attempt to murder case.

During the interrogation, Jatt revealed that terrorists living in Pakistan had trained him in the headquarters of Lashkar-e-Toiba in Muzaffarabad, where Hafiz Saeed and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi used to come regularly.

According to reports, Jatt and his companions were hiding in the forests of Bandipura for about 6 months after they entered the Indian border in November 2012. 

The terrorists had Indian SIM cards, mobile phones and even used Skype to contact their leaders. 
After reaching Pulwama, they carried out a big attack on the security forces in which a security man was killed. 

Jatt was also accused of carrying out the terror attack during the Lok Sabha elections in 2014, in which a government teacher was killed.

Jatt was successful in escaping from police custody when he was brought to Sri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital, Srinagar, but his aides attacked security personnel and escaped with their team member. Two members of Jammu and Kashmir Police were killed in this attack.

Following the escape, Jatt’s terror activities rose. He, along with two others, killed senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari on June 14, 2018. Not only that, after the murder of Bukhari, the terrorist organisation released a video in which Jatt is seen roaming around openly in Srinagar.