Kulgam Encounter: Slain Militants Identified

Posted on Jun 29 2022 | Author TT Online Desk

Police and security forces have neutralized two local militants of proscribed militant outfit LeT in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

Acting on specific input regarding the presence of terrorists in Nowpora, Mir Bazaar area of Kulgam, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, Army (9RR) in the said area. During the search operation, as the joint search party approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter. Later on CRPF (18Bn) also joined the operation.

In the ensuing encounter, two local categorized militants of proscribed militant outfit LeT were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Yasir Wani resident of Wangund, Kulgam and Raees Manzoor resident of Chotipora, Shopian.

As per police records, both the killed militants were categorized and part of groups involved in several militant crime cases including attacks on Police/SF and civilian atrocities.

IGP Kashmir congratulated the joint teams for conducting the operation in professional manner without collateral damage. He also termed the operation as a big success as the operation site was very close to National Highway (Yatra route).

Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 01 AK-47 rifle and 01 Pistol were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. In this regard, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with Police till the area at encounter site is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.

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