Kulgam Encounter: Slain militant identified

As per police records, the killed terrorist was involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on Police/security forces and civilian atrocities.

Posted on Jun 11, 2022 | Author TT Online Desk

A militant of Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit was killed in an encounter between security forces and militants at Khandipora area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday.

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A police spokesperson said, Acting on specific information generated by Police regarding the presence of a militant in village Khadpora area of Kulgam, a joint cordon & search operation was launched by Police, Army (9RR) & CRPF (18Bn) in the said area.

“During the search operation, as the joint search party approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militant fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter. However in order to evacuate the civilians trapped around the encounter site, the joint team ensured the evacuation of all civilians to the safer places”, he said.

The spokesman said, “In the ensuing encounter, a categorized militant identified as Rasiq Ahmed Ganie son of Mohd Amin Ganie resident of Shouch Kulgam of proscribed terror outfit HM was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter.”

As per police records, the killed militant was involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on Police/security forces and civilian atrocities.

“Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 303 Rifle along with 23 rounds, Pistol along with 31 rounds, 1 Hand grenade etc have been recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation.”

He said that in this regard, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been initiated.

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