Authorities on Tuesday have chose to snap with immediate effect internet and voice service in Baramalla and Sopore in wake of the killing of Kashmir's longest surviving militant Qayoom Najjar near LoC in Uri area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district.
Najar, the longest surviving militant, was one of the top commanders of Hizbul Mujahideen.
Officials said that mobile Internet services barred in the district to prevent "anti-social elements" from spreading rumours.
"It was during his bid to infiltrate back into the Valley (on Tuesday) that he was killed". "This killing is very significant".
Defense sources confirmed to IBNS that the militant killed in Uri was carrying a 10 lakh rupees bounty on his head. According to an intelligence officer, Qayoom changed his appearance by using wigs and impersonation to deceive the security agencies.
Lashkar e- Islam Chief was a rebel commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, who later formed the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Islam. Read Also: DGP SP Vaid addresses police darbar, says "together, we will take fight against drugs, terrorism to next level" A resident of Sopore town, Qayoom joined militancy barely at an age of 16, and was arrested in 1992 and later released.
Najar was the key person behind Lashkar-e-Islam.
Najar, 39, had been an active part of terrorist operations since 1999.
He briefly fell out with the Hizbul and the Hurriyat leadership in 2015 when he orchestrated multiple attacks on mobile towers and killed some civilians affiliated with the Hurriyat. Though the Hizbul Mujahideen had been blaming the Indian agencies for these attacks, police officials were convinced that these killings and attacks are the handiwork of Najar and his associate Imtiyaz Kundoo.