Security agencies have prepared a list of 10 most wanted militants in Jammu Kashmir that includes top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen Riyaz Ahmed Naikoo, against whom targeted operations will soon be launched to eliminate or nab them, officials said Tuesday.
The list was prepared following inputs from intelligence agencies, paramilitary forces, the Army and the J&K Police.
Naikoo, the chief commander of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) in the Valley, tops the list as he has been involved in a series of subversive activities leading to casualties among security personnel and civilians, a security official said.
The wanted militants include Lashkar-e-Toiba’s (LeT) Shopian district commander Wasim Ahmed alias Osama, HM’s Anantnag district commander Muhammad Ashraf Khan, HM’s Baramulla district commander Mehrajuddin, HM militant operator in Srinagar Saifullah Mir alias Doctor Saif, HM’s Pulwama district commander Arshaid-Ul Haq.
Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief operational commander in the Valley, Hafiz Umar, who is a Pakistani national, North Kashmir Divisional Commander of militant group Al Badr Javed Mattoo, HM militant Ajaz Ahmed Malik and JeM militant Zahid Sheikh alias Umear Afghani are the other listed militants, another official said.
Targeted operations will soon be launched against these 10 militants to eliminate or nab them, the official said.