Valley’s top counter-insurgency cop killed in LeT attack
08, Oct 2015
Source URL: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/valleys-top-counterinsurgency-cop-killed-in-let-attack/article7735859.ece
Srinagar, October 8, 2015
Altaf Ahmad or ‘Altaf Laptop’ was the brain behind several online surveillance operations against militants since 2006.
He earned the sobriquet ‘Altaf Laptop’ within the police for his unmatched success in online surveillance of militant activities since 2006.
On Wednesday, sub-inspector Altaf Ahmad fell to bullets, while chasing Kashmir’s most-wanted Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operational commander Abu Qasim.
Heading the Srinagar-based Special Investigation Team (SIT) for counter-insurgency, with 40 members reporting to him, Mr. Ahmad had been tracking Qasim — a foreign militant with a Rs. 20 lakh reward on his head — for long.