Slain LeT militant Ishfaq Padder was involved in killing of Lieutenant Umar Fayaz: Police


Srinagar, Police on Saturday said that the slain Lashkar-e-Toiba militant Ishfaq Ahmad Padder was involved in the killing of Lieutenant Umar Fayaz.

Padder was killed in an ambush laid by Kulgam police and 62 RR in Tantraypora village of Kulgam district today morning.

The newly commissioned Lieutenant Umar Fayaz was abducted and killed by LeT militants in May, when he was attending a wedding of relative in Shopian, he said.

“Padder was also involved in bank robberies at Kader branches of J&K Bank and Ellaquai Dehati Bank. Besides, he was also involved in firing incident on Police Station Yaripora,” said the spokesman.