Militant killed in an encounter with govt. forces in Shopian

Srinagar, September 23: A militant has been killed after an Encounter broke out between between militants and government forces in Kashew Chitragam area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday.

Official sources  that in intial exchange of gunfire, a militant was killed.

A joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Kashew Chitragam.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight.

Police statement

Newly recruited militant who was killed in an encounter in Kashwa village of Chitragam hamlet of Shopian was involved in attacking a civilian in the area last night, police said on Thursday. 

An official said that he was offered surrender for full night but he rejected and was killed besides that one pistol and ammunition was recovered from his possession.

“Last night recently active militant who was earlier an OGW & also involved in drugs, namely Anayat Ashraf Dar son of Ashraf Dar resident of Keshwa Shopian fired upon a civilian Jeewer Hameed Bhat, who got seriously injured and is still hospitalised, police said in a tweet.

Anayat also used to threaten other people in and around his village with his illegal acquired weapons. After thorough interrogation of several suspects after attack and input from sources, a CASO was launched at village Keshwa, police added.

“While laying cordon he fired upon joint search party. All civilians in the adjoining houses to target area were evacuated. He was offered to surrender for whole night, but he didn’t surrender. Later on, during encounter the said newly active terrorist got neutralised. One Pistol & ammunition were also recovered from his possession.” Police added. gns

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