Srinagar: In a significant breakthrough SFs acting on a specific input cordoned a cluster of houses at Samboora which resulted in a fierce gun battle leading to elimination of top JeM commander Noor Mohammed Tantray. Noor, who was a convict in a case registered some time in 2003 in Delhi, and was serving his sentence at Central Jail Srinagar until he was out on parole in the year 2015. Consequently, he remained in Tral and became a major over ground worker of JeM in the belt. In July 2017, after the Aripal encounter, where three JeM terrorists were killed, Noor went underground and soon became the key man of JeM in coordinating and organising attacks at different places.
The said accused was one of the chief architects of the BSF camp attack near Srinagar airport this year. Besides he was wanted in a number of terror offences in South and Central Kashmir.