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JeM ultras identify Ghazi Baba

September01, 2003 08:24 IST

Some arrested Jaish-e-Mohammad militants have identified the body of Ghazi Baba substantiating the Border Security Force's claim the outfit's top terrorist was killed in an encounter on Saturday.

Highly placed Jammu and Kashmir government sources said the militants were brought to Srinagar on Sunday morning by Jammu and Kashmir police to identify the body and they confirmed it was of their leader.

The militant outfit in a statement had denied that Ghazi Baba was killed in the encounter.

Director General of state Police Gopal Sharma said, "We have carried out all necessary checks and are of firm opinion that the killed militant is Ghazi Baba."

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Director General BSF Ajai Raj Sharma was likely to visit Kashmir on Monday to congratulate the BSF team that carried out the operation and shot dead the militant, who was the mastermind behind Parliament attack, and four other terrorists in a 10-hour long encounter.

Meanwhile, a personal diary of Ghazi Baba, 52 kg of RDX, a satellite phone and a large quantity of ammunition were recovered during searches in the Jaish-e-Mohammed hideout at Noorbagh-Qammerwari where the outfit's chief commander operations and four other militants were killed, a police spokesman said.

Four anti-tank rifle grenades, 20 rifle grenades, 11 hand grenades, one under barrel grenade launcher, 318 rounds, a pistol with two magazines, 16 electric detonators, a satellite phone, five packets of explosive, two wireless sets, two kg of liquid chemical, one IED, six batteries and a JeM letter pad were recovered during search of the encounter site, he told PTI.

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