Kishtwar: A top militant wanted for the 2011 Delhi High Court blast that claimed 15 lives has been killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.
Chota Hafiz, prime accused in the blast, died in an encounter in the state's Kishtwar district. The National Investigation Agency, which probes terrorism cases, had put a reward of Rs 10 lakh on him.
Another accused, Amir, was gunned down by the police earlier.
Investigators had found that the September 2011 blast outside a gate of the Delhi High Court was planned in Kishtwar. An email claiming responsibility for the attack was traced to a cyber cafe in Kishtwar. Explosives were provided by local militants of the Hizbul Mujahideen.
Story first published:
December 20, 2012 21:50 IST