Security forces killed 12 lakh Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Mehrazuddin Halwai alias Ubaid in an encounter at Pazipora, Handwara in Kupwara district in the early hours of Wednesday. He was active in Kashmir for the last 10 years. Mehrajuddin Halwai was an expert in the use of state-of-the-art communication equipment. He used it not only to maintain constant contact with terrorists but also to recruit new cadres.
He killed innocent people, as well as killed Hurriyat supporters and former terrorists on suspicion of being informers. His death is a big blow to Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba in North Kashmir and a big success for the security forces. Mehrazuddin Halwai, a resident of Khushalmatu-Sopore in Baramulla district in North Kashmir, became an active Lashkar terrorist in 2012. He was killed on October 29, 2015, by Lashkar. He was close to Pakistani commander Abu Qasim. Qasim had carried out a suicide attack on a BSF convoy in Udhampur in August 2015.