Indian Army Kills a terrorist who was nicknamed ‘Merchant of Death’

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Noor Mohammad covered in JeM's flag

Last night in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Indian Army killed a 47-year-old dwarf terrorist of Jaish-e-Mohammad who stepped with a limp and plotted several terror attacks in the country for JeM.

The terrorist was named Noor Mohammad Tantray alias Noor Trali alias Peer Baba alias Chhota Noora and he was 4 feet tall designated as commander of JeM. He was responsible for the attack on BSF camp near Srinagar airport in October. Also, for the attack on state Minister Naeem Akhtar’s cavalcade on 21 September in Tral. Noor was on parole after getting convicted to life imprisonment in 2011 and was shifted to Srinagar’s central jail. The High Court of Jammu & Kashmir had extended his parole.

Noor Mohammad

But his parole proved years of the cat-mouse chase. Since he had taken parole in 2015, Trali revived the activities of the organization aggressively, especially to help the number of trained soldiers bringing in the valley from Pakistan, the information is released by intelligence sources in Delhi.

He was pursuing JEM’s role in Kashmir by planning and assisting large attacks on security forces. In addition to contributing to the last year’s terrorist attack on the basis of Uri Army, the Trali recently created several types of attacks on the highways to make a rescue route for the terrorist on the security forces.

Trali was killed by the forces in the house in Samboora village. SP Vaid, the director general of Police stated that the specific intelligence input gave the information about his residence. The dwarf terrorist was staying with his two or three other militants in the house. Only Trali was killed in the gunfire while other got escaped.

As soon as the village Samboora and Kakpora got the news of the killing of Trali, protest with stone pelting on security forces was started. This lead in suspending the internet services in the valley.

Noor Mohammad covered in JeM’s flag

His supporters in the village gave him a spectacular funeral which was attended by hundreds of residents including terrorists. His body was covered in the flag of JeM and around his dead body, eight rounds of funeral prayers were organized. Delhi court in 2011 called him the merchant of death and that he was. He was given gun salute also by the militants.

As per the charges of Intelligence Bureau, the merchant of death was the key member of JeM who collected finances in Kashmir for JeM. Also, he was the Chief of stay, logistics and operational activities of a large number of terrorist in Kashmir.

Retired IPS officer of Delhi Police, Ashok Chand, who first arrested Tantray and four others with a consignment of arms and ammunition in Delhi, said, “Tantray was always a dangerous man. We arrested him in August 2003 when JeM terrorists were bringing arms, ammunition and explosive material in wooden boxes of fruits and vegetables by trucks from Kashmir to Delhi. We found 10 hand grenades, 10 grenade shells and one under barrel grenade launcher hidden in boxes apart from over Rs 19 lakh.”

The court sentenced him and four other JeM terrorists to life imprisonment and while awarding him the sentence, the additional sessions judge RK Gauba had stated, “These foot soldiers of forces inimical to India and bent upon sabotaging the peace and tranquillity here besides posing a serious threat to its unity, sovereignty and integrity, have to be neutralized.”

The additional sessions judge also had said that “In order that they are suitably de-fanged and blunted so as to be of no further use to the enemy, it is imperative that these merchants of death and destruction are locked away for their remaining lives, which is the course permissible in the statutory prescriptions provided for a large number of offences committed by them.”

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