Two militants killed, one surrenders in Shopian gunfight, claims police

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday, claimed to have killed two terrorists while a third surrendered in an encounter with the police and armed forces, which started last evening in Barbugh area of Shopian.

Acting on a specific information, Shopian police along with 44 RR launched a cordon and search operation in Barbugh area of Shopian. During searches, militants in the area fired upon the search party, claimed the police.

The two militants gunned down were identified as Altaf Ahmad Rather son of Mohammad Maqbool resident of Awneera Zainapora, Shopian and Tariq Ahmad Bhat son of Mohammad Ibrahim resident of Barbugh, Shopian and Adil Hussain Dar son of Nazir Ahmad Dar resident of Chitripora, Shopian, who surrendered.

The police claimed to have recovered arms and ammunition from the encounter site.

According to police, both the killed militants were involved in attack on SPO Khurshed Ahmad Ganaie at Bazar Imam Shahab in which case FIR number 138/17 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 IA Act, 16 UL stands registered.

Tariq Ahmad was also involved in attack on forces’ convoy at Chakoora Shopian, case FIR number 194/17 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 IA, 16 UL act stands registered. He was involved in attack on SI Gowhar Ahmad Malla at Barbugh Haripora in which case FIR number 230/17 under section 307, 326 RPC, 7/27IA Act 16 UL act already stands registered.

The police claimed that he was also involved in Bank robbery at Turq Wangam in which a case FIR number 6/17 under section 451, 392, 307, 34 RPC, 16, 38 UL Act, 7/27 IA Act already stands registered.


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