The incident was reported from Tumchi Nowpora area of the south Kashmir district, police said.
The district authorities on Saturday demolished the illegally built double-storied house of designated terrorist commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) Ashiq Ahmad Nengroo in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Officials said the house built on a piece of encroached government land was demolished at New Colony, Rajpora, in Pulwama. A crane was used to demolish the house. Officials of the district and security forces accompanied the demolition team.
The Home Ministry had in April stated that 36-year-old Nengroo was involved in facilitating terrorists’ infiltration into J&K and was also responsible for perpetrating various terror incidents in J&K.
The Home Ministry invoked the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and designated Nengroo a terrorist.
According to the MHA, Nengroo was “running a terror syndicate in Kashmir” and “orchestrating terror in Jammu and Kashmir” from Pakistan. It is believed that he was instrumental in helping JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar’s nephew Idrees to infiltrate into J&K.
Nengroo’s brother Abbas Ahmed Nengroo was also a JeM terrorist and was killed in 2014. His second brother, Manzoor Ahmad Nengroo, was found dead in an orchard in September this year. According to the police, the fourth brother, Reyaz Nengroo, is at present lodged in a prison in a terror attack case.
Meanwhile, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh on four active terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the posters were pasted in parts of south Kashmir. “Identity of the informer shall be kept secret,” the poster reads.
The terrorists have been identified by the NIA as Bashir Ahmad Dar from Kulgam, Sajad Gul from Srinagar, Saleem Rehmani from Pakistan’s Sindh and Saifullah Sajid Jatt from Pakistan’s Punjab. All the terrorists are affiliated to The Resistance Front, a frontal organization of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).