Even before the counting of all the constituencies in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections had ended, the Indians got good news. In fact, it was a fantastic news that the most wanted terrorist and the successor of Burhan Wani, Zakir Musa was eliminated by the Indian Armed Force.
When the Indians were rejoiced after PM Modi got a thumping majority, there was a gunfight going on between militants and security forces at Dadsara village in the Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. A joint team of the Army’s 42 RR, Special Operations Group of J&K Police and CRPF had trapped Zakir Musa and his associate in a village after they got certain intelligence inputs about their moment. Later on, the officials urged to surrender, to which Musa responded by hurling grande. This resulted in a gun fight between both the parties.
Finally, the forces managed to kill the notorious terrorist Zakir Musa and his body was recovered the next day i.e. on 24th of May.
After successfully eliminating Musa, a top official who was involved in this mission stated “Musa had come to visit his home. But before we could trap him there, he left and hid in the nearby woods”. He added “We then cordoned off the area and trapped him. He was offered to surrender, but he didn’t oblige”.
After the operation was called off, defence spokesman Rajesh Kalia said “The (slain) terrorist was identified as Zakir Musa after the body was recovered Friday morning. Weapons and war-like stores were recovered from the encounter site”.
After the news spread that the forces had trapped Zakir Musa, few if the anti-nationals in the area gathered and started pelting stones at the security forces. Major (retd) Gaurav Arya said that stone pelters were around 2,000 in numbers.
Now it is expected that terrorism will be completely wiped off from the Kashmir valley as PM Modi’s return has boosted the morale of security forces in across Jammu and Kashmir.