Kothagudem district superintendent of police Ambar Kishor Jha confirmed this in a brief statement. He was radicalized into the Islamic State ideology through social media and went to Kashmir to participate in terrorist activities of ISIS.
A senior police officer in south Kashmir said they have collected DNA and "verifying details" about the third militant killed.
The AGH claimed that Taufeeq's was given names of Sultan Zabul Al Hind and Abu Zarr Al Hindi.
"Responding to the call of Shariat or martyrdom, Mohammad Taufeeq started his jihadi journey in 2017 after making Hijrah [emigration] from India's Hyderabad city to the mountains of Kashmir and was among the first in the ranks of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind", the statement had said.
"It is learnt that MD Toufeeq, a native of Manguru died in an encounter with security forces on the intervening night of March 11-12 in Hakura area of Anantnag district along with two other Kashmiri militants", the release from Telangana police said.
Toufeeq was buried in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Monday evening, police said. According to police, the man was allegedly working for Islamic State (IS). However, Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind remained tight-lipped about this matter.
Ghazwatul Hind on its website Al-Nasr, has claimed that the militant, who was not identified and declared as a foreigner by the police, was a resident of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
Telengana police has identified the third militant, killed along with Esa Fazli and Syed Owais this week in south Kashmir, as a resident of Bhadradri-Kothagudem district of Telangana who followed ISIS' ideology and had fled to the Valley a year ago to join militancy. Out of the three, two were identified as Eesa Fazli from Srinagar's Soura and Syed Owais from south Kashmir's Kokernag.
He said nobody has come forward so far to claim the body of the third militant killed in the encounter.