Mastermind behind car blast outside Srinagar Central Jail killed

"Doctor Saheb", the alleged mastermind behind last month`s car bomb blast outside the high-security Central Jail here, has been killed in an encounter at Ledhu forest in South Kashmir, senior officials said on Thursday.

Srinagar: "Doctor Saheb", the alleged
mastermind behind last month`s car bomb blast outside the
high-security Central Jail here, has been killed in an
encounter at Ledhu forest in South Kashmir, senior officials
said on Thursday.

Acting on a tip off, police and army, had cordoned off the
forest area stretching between Krew and Tral area of South
Kashmir, after which three terrorists were killed while six to
seven were still hiding in the forests.
Identification of the dead Lashker militants revealed that
one of them was Muddasir, a resident of Awantipura (South
Kashmir), who left Bachelor of Dental Science course to join
Lashker terror group.

Police was on look out for Muddasir who was alleged to
have mastered the art of assembling Improvised Explosive
Devices, senior officials said, adding he had also assembled
the IED on September 12 in the car that ripped apart a police
bus killing four persons, including three policemen.

Popularly known as "Doctor Saheb", Muddasir was identified
this morning, they said.
Police is also on the look out for a Pakistani national
identified as Rahman, who is alleged to have planted the bomb
on the outskirts of the high-security prison. The IED was tied
to a gas cylinder which was kept in a car parked nearly 30
metres from the jail.

Terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba was behind the incident for
which logistics were provided by Hizbul Mujahideen.

Bureau Report