Srinagar: A DNA test has established the identity of a Kupwara youth who was killed along with two other militant colleagues in Pattan area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district last year, officials said on Tuesday.
The three militants were killed while an army major and two policemen were injured in a gunfight in Yadipora area of Pattan Baramulla on September 4 last year.
After the gunfight, police had summoned families of all three militants. While two of them identified their kin as Hanan Bilal Sofi, son of Bilal Ahmad Sofi, a resident of Arampora Azadguj, and Shafkat Ali Khan, son of Ali Mohammad, a resident of Rawathpora Delina, the third one could not be identified and subsequently, authorities took his samples for DNA profiling.
“DNA profiling was received and it has been established that the third militant was Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir alias Moin-ul-Islam, son of Ghulam Nabi Mir, [a resident] of Gulgam Kupwara,” a police official told GNS. “His family was also summoned then but they could not identify him.”
Imtiyaz, according to the picture posted by him at the time of announcing his joining with the militant ranks, was a Hafiz-e-Quran (one who memories the Holy Quran) besides having done diploma in some stream which was not revealed and had passed 11th standard.
He had joined Hizb-ul-Mujahideen ranks on June 12, 2019, according to the picture. (GNS)