SRINAGAR, Feb 22: Sopore town of Baramulla district today witnessed a complete shutdown against the killing of a militant in an encounter with police and army last evening.
According to reports shops and other business establishments remained closed. The government offices were either closed or registered a thin attendance of employees.
Heavy deployment of police and paramilitary personnel was made in the town.
Police last evening claimed that foreign militant of Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) identified as Bader was killed in Sopore town, while a soldier of 22 RR was also injured.
Bader was killed by SOG Srinagar, Sopore and soldiers of 22 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) yesterday afternoon after cordoning off the house of the Mushtaq Ahmad Najar in Moominabad area of Sopore. The house was razed to ground due to intense shelling by forces.
The encounter ended late last evening. Police claimed that Bader was operating as one of senior commanders in north Kashmir
Reports said Baber was buried in Dangiwacha area of Rafiaabad today morning. Reports added that body was taken to Dangiwacha by police and was handed over to people. Later he was buried with large number of people participating in his funeral prayers.