Baramulla: A militant was killed in an encounter at Yaroo area of Langate Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday.
A police spokesman said that” based on credible inputs about the presence of militants” in Yaroo area of Langate, a cordon and search operation was launched by Police and security forces in the area on Wednesday evening.
As the searches were going on, the search party was fired upon by the hiding militants. The fire was retaliated leading to a gunfight, he said.
“In the ensuing encounter, one militant was killed and the body was retrieved from the site of the encounter,” he said.
Police have registered a case and initiated an investigation in the matter. Incriminating materials including rifle and grenades were recovered from the site of the encounter, he said.
The spokesman identified the slain as Danish Ahmad Dar resident of Sopore.
“According to police records, the slain was affiliated with JeM outfit and was wanted by the law for his complicity in a series of attacks including the attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities. Several crime cases were registered against him for his involvement in militant offences, “the spokesman.
Incriminating materials including rifle and grenades were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken in the case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other militant cases, he said.
Meanwhile, another officer said that after conducting medico formalities, the body of the slain was handed over to his family for last rites.
The authorities today ordered closure of the High and Higher Secondary Schools (HSS) in Langate and nearby areas as a precautionary measure to prevent any law and order problem.