Jammu: The militant that was killed by Indian Army on Monday in Poonch along the Line of Control (LoC) has been identified as Anwar Khan who was involved in the beheading of Lance Naik Hemraj in January 2013.
On Monday, a group of militants tried to sneak into the Indian side along the LoC in Balnoie area of Mehndar tehsil.
The troops guarding the LoC challenged the infiltrators, resulting in the encounter in which one militant Anwar Khan was killed.
Sources told India TV that Mohammad Anwar Khan was the one who beheaded Hemraj on January 8 2013. Anwar alias Azhar was paid Rs five lakh as reward by ISI for beheading Hemraj. It was a 15 member team of Lashkar and Jaish terrorists that killed Hemraj.
ISI subedar Jabbar khan of Takkapani unit was heading the operation. Anwar was an expert in reconnaissance and was referred to as ‘master'. He was local guide of Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT).
There were three guides with the team but it was Anwar who killed Hemraj. He was also involved in beheading of an Army captain in Krishna Ghati area in 1996.
Anwar ran a shop in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK).
A few days ago it was reported that a 40-member team of Lashkar was trailing army and security forces and was planning an attack.