Bengali Hunt Desk: After the death of Riyaz Naikoo, the top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, the army was pelted with stones at Avantipura. Not only that, the separatists surrounded the army vehicles and attacked the army. After receiving the news, senior army officers rushed to the spot and tried to control the situation. Internet service has been shut down in the entire area since noon due to security concerns.
Riaz Naiku, the top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, was killed after hours-long encounters with militants in Begpura, Pulwama district. The army conducted a search operation in Begpura after receiving information that Hizbul commander Riaz Naik was hiding.
Riaz Naiku was currently the most notorious militant in the Valley. After the death of Sabzar Bhatt in the encounter, Riaz took charge of militant activities in Kashmir. Riaz joined Hezbollah in December 2012. And in just five years, he became the head of Hezbollah. After a militant joined the janaza, he publicly declared his support for Pakistan.
Nike has been on the radar of security agencies since 2016. After the death of Hezbollah poster boy Burhan Wani, Naiku began to actively carry out militant activities. The government kept the price of Naik's head at Rs 12 lakh.
After the death of Sabzar Bhatt in an army encounter, he became the head of Hizbul Mujahideen in Kashmir. The whole of Kashmir swore allegiance to Naik as Hezbollah commander. Security agencies have cordoned off Naiku several times before, but he has repeatedly managed to escape.