The Home Ministry has prepared a list of top 10 wanted terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. The list is part of the efforts of the security agencies to combat terrorism in the Valley.
The list has been prepared after input from the forces on the ground.
Hizbul Mujahideen chief in the valley Riyaz Ahmed Naiku, who has been associated with the terror group since 2010, tops the list.
Here is the list of the top 10 most wanted terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir:
1. Riyaz Naiku alias Mohammed Bin Qasim
A ++ category terrorist
Involved in terror activities since 2010.
2. Wasim Ahmed alias Osama
District Commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba.
3. Mohammad Ashraf Khan alias Ashraf Maulvi
Belongs to the Hizbul Mujahideen
Active in Anantnag.
District Commander of Hizbul Mujahideen in Baramulla.
5. Dr. Saifullah alias Saifullah Mir alias Dr. Saif
Actively trying to increase the cadre of Hizbul Mujahideen in Srinagar.
6. Arshad ul Haq
District Commander of Hizbul Mujahideen in Pulwama
Belongs to A ++ category.
7. Hafiz Omar
Operational commander of JeM
Resident of Pakistan
8. Zaheed Sheikh alias Omar Afghani
Belongs to Jaish-e-Mohammed
Fought with NATO forces in Afghanistan
9. Javed Matoo alias Faisal alias Shakib alias Musab
Belongs to Al-Badar
Divisional Commander of Al Badar in North Kashmir
10. Ezaz Ahmad Malik
Recently appointed as the District Commander of Hizbul Mujahideen in Kupwara