Jammu: The Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district has been identified as Subash alias Wasif, a Hindu member of the militant group, an army spokesperson said on Wednesday.
Police had said on Tuesday that the Hizbul commander killed after a gunfight in the forests of Kishtwar, about 210 km from in Jammu, was district commander Sajjad Ahmad alias Mohammad Rizwan.
However, the real identity was discovered after the body was brought down to Kishtwar town, the spokesperson said.
Hindus started joining the militant movement primarily to save their community from terror attacks.
"The terrorist was tehsil commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen Subash alias Wasif," the spokesperson said.
Subash, he said, had joined the militant outfit more than 10 years ago.
Hindus started joining the militant movement in the mountainous Doda, Kishtwar, Rajouri and Poonch areas in Jammu region, primarily to save their community from terror attacks. Some were also lured by money and the power of the gun, according to police sources.