August 2003 News

Ghazi Baba's Body Identified

31 August 2003
The Asian Age

Srinagar: Some arrested terrorists belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammed on Sunday identified the body of Ghazi Baba, confirming the claim made by the Border Security Force that the chief commander of the terrorist group in India had been killed in an encounter here on Saturday. Ghazi Baba, one of the most wanted men in India, is believed to have masterminded the terrorist attack on Parliament on December 13, 2001. Highly-placed sources in the Jammu and Kashmir government said the arrested terrorists had been brought here on Sunday morning by the J&K police to identify the body and they confirmed that it was of their leader. The Jaish-e-Mohammed had in a statement issued on Saturday claimed that Ghazi Baba had been killed in the encounter. The director-general of the state police, Mr Gopal Sharma, said there was no room for any doubt that the man killed in the encounter was Ghazi Baba. 'We have carried out all necessary checks,' he said. The BSF director-general, Mr Ajai Raj Sharma, is likely to visit Kashmir on Monday to congratulate the BSF team which carried out the operation and shot dead the Jaish chief commander in a 10-hour-long encounter.


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