Assassin of police officer among 4 terrorists killed in 2 encounters at Kashmir

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Hybrid ultra, 3 terrorist associates of LeT arrested

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Srinagar: A Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist was among four ultras killed in two separate encounters with security forces in Pulwama and Baramulla districts on Tuesday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Tulibal village in Baramulla’s Sopore area following information about the presence of terrorists there, a police spokesperson said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened fire at the security forces, who retaliated. In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Zahid Ahmad Chopan resident of Tengwani Shopian and Mohd Youns Gul resident of Washbugh Pulwama.
As per police records, both the killed terrorists had joined terror folds recently.
Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including two AK-47 rifles and four Magazines have been recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation.
Regarding both the incidents, Police have registered cases under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with Police till the areas are completely sanitized and cleared off of all the explosive materials, if any.
Two terrorists were killed in another encounter that broke out in Tujjan in south Kashmir’s Pulwama, the spokesperson said.
In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists of proscribed terror outfit JeM were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Abid Ahmad Sheikh resident of Barpora Pulwama and Majid Nazir Wani resident of Banpora Ladoo Pampore.
As per police records, both the killed terrorists were part of group involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on security forces and civilian atrocities.
Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said one of the slain terrorists has been identified as Majid Nazir of Jaish-e-Mohammad.
He said Nazir was involved in the killing of Sub-Inspector Farooq Ahmad Mir a few days ago.
Meanwhile, security forces arrested a “hybrid terrorist” of the Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit in Baramulla district while three terrorist associates were held in Budgam district, police said on Tuesday.
Acting on specific information regarding the movement of terrorists, a joint checkpoint was established near Juhama crossing in Baramulla by police and 52 RR of the Army at about 4 pm on Tuesday, a police spokesman said.
During checking, the movement of a suspicious person was noticed and after seeing the security forces, he tried to flee. However, the alert joint party apprehended him, he said.0
The spokesman said the arrested person was identified as Shahid Ahmad Parray, a resident of Kathpora in the Hajin area of Bandipora district.
“On his personal search, incriminating material, arms and ammunition including one pistol, one pistol magazine, seven pistol rounds and two hand grenades were recovered from his possession,” he said.
The spokesman said preliminary investigation revealed that the accused was working as a hybrid terrorist linked with the LeT. He was trying to carry out terrorist activities in Baramulla town and adjacent areas.
In Budgam district, security forces busted a terror module of the LeT by arresting three terrorist associates.
They have been identified as Ashiq Hussain Hajam, Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Dar and Tahir Bin Ahmed, all residents of Chadoora, the spokesman said.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested trio was involved in facilitating transportation of terrorists, arms/explosive materials and providing logistic support to the active terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT in Budgam district,” he said.
Incriminating material, arms and ammunition including one Chinese pistol, two pistol magazines, 22 pistol rounds, one AK magazine and 30 AK rounds have been recovered from their possession, the spokesman said, adding one motorcycle used in terror crimes has also been seized.
Accordingly, a case vide FIR No.114/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered at police station Chadoora and further investigation is in progress, he said.