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Naveed Jatt
Birth nameMohammad Naveed Jatt[1]
  • Munna
  • Chhotu
  • Abu Hanzala
BornVehari, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan[3]
Died28 November 2018
Chattergam, Budgam
Chattergam 33°59′10″N 74°50′26″E / 33.9860°N 74.8405°E / 33.9860; 74.8405
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AllegianceKashmir Valley
ConflictKashmir conflict
  • Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir

Mohammad Naveed Jatt (Urdu: محمد نوید جٹ‎), chiefly known as Naveed Jatt, alias Abu Hanzala[1] (died 28 November, 2018) was a senior leader of Pakistan-based militant organization Lashkar-e-Taiba in Indian administered region Kashmir Valley. Being a Hizbul commander, he carried a counterterrorism reward of 20 lakh (INR-2,200,000) on his head, which was offered by the Government of India to neutralize the Kashmir insurgency.[5]

Jatt was among legendary insurgents and possibly a reasonable figure in the Kashmir valley, who, according to News media was a longest-surviving militant with highly perceptive insights. He had a wide diplomatic support of police officers and local people.[6]

Life and background[edit]

Naveed was born and raised in Vehari district of Multan Punjab, Pakistan and was chiefly known as "Chhotu" (English: Shorty).[6] He was a member of Ajmal Kasab-led cemetery where he received his training before proceeding to the valley. In 2012, he entered in the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir where he spent two years in anonymity. In 2014, he was arrested and interrogated by the Indian forces until he escaped from the police custody after four years of being remained in jail. In November 2018, he was killed during a gunfight in "Chattergam" 33°59′10″N 74°50′26″E / 33.9860°N 74.8405°E / 33.9860; 74.8405

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area of Budgam district.[7][8]

Jatt was accused for several killings in the valley. The Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police stated that he was involved in Shujaat Bukhari's assassination. However, the outfit leaders including Syed Salahuddin declined the accusation, citing, "conspiracy” of Indian agencies".[9][10] He was said to be responsible for several killings, persecutions and multiple attacks executed between 2013-2014 and 2018. However, he didn't claimed responsibility of creating violence in the state.[11]


The former Home minster, Rajnath Singh, currently serving Defence mister of India praised the security forces for killing Lashkar's top-commander Naveed. Soon after his death new spread across the valley, hundreds of people came out from thir homes and rushed towards the encounter site where they raise pro-freedom slogans. Several people sustained injuries during the clashes that led the authorities suspend Internet to maintain Law and order. [12][13]

See also[edit]

Burhan Wani
Zakir Rashid Bhat
Riyaz Naikoo
Sabzar Bhat


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Did LeT Leader Escape with Inside Help from Srinagar Central Jail?". 2018-02-07.
  2. "ESCAPE OF NAVEED JATT CASE" (PDF). nia.gov.in.
  3. "Who was Naveed Jatt? | India News - Times of India".
  4. "Trained at Lashkar HQ, entered India in 2012: All we know about Naveed Jhatt, the Pakistani terrorist who escaped". 2018-02-06.
  5. "Top Lashkar-e-Toiba Commander Naveed Jatt Killed in Central Kashmir". 2018-11-28.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Yasir, Sameer; Gettleman, Jeffrey (2018-11-28). "Militant Leader Known for Daring Escape is Gunned Down in Kashmir". The New York Times.
  7. "Naveed Jatt, associate killed". 2018-11-29.
  8. "With Naveed Jatt's death, Lashkar-e-Taiba has lost one of its most prominent faces in Kashmir".
  9. "Hizbul, Lashkar blame India for journalist Shujaat Bukhari's murder". 2018-06-15.
  10. "LeT's Naveed Jatt, accused in Bukhari murder, killed". 2018-11-28.
  11. "Who was Shujaat Bukhari's killer Naveed Jatt?".
  12. "Chattergam Encounter: The Complete Story". 2018-11-28.
  13. "LeT 'commander' Naveed Jatt, associate killed". 2018-11-28.

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