Militant killed in Budgam encounter

#Terrorist associate arrested from Ganderbal


SRINAGAR, Jan 13: A local militant was killed in a brief encounter with security forces in Budgam district on Monday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Chadoora area following information about the presence of militants there, they said. A gunfight broke out after the lone militant opened fire on the security forces who retaliated, resulting in the killing of the ultra. The slain militant has been identified as Adil Ahmed, a resident of Budgam. His group affiliation was not immediately known.
However a spokesperson said that on a credible input, a cordon & search operation was launched jointly by police and security forces in Behrampura area of district Budgam.
During the search operation, the hiding terrorist fired on the search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter.
In the ensuing encounter, 01 terrorist was killed and the body was retrieved from the site of encounter. The identity and affiliation of the killed terrorist is being ascertained. Incriminating material including arms & ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter.
People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials if any. However, police in Ganderbal arrested a terrorist associate.
He has been identified as Tariq Ahmad Ganaie resident of Fraw Haknar, Gund District Ganderbal. As per police records he has been assisting the active terrorists of proscribed outfit LeT operating in the areas of District Ganderbal.
During the course of investigation of Case FIR No. 69/2019, pertaining to the encounter at Kullan Ganderbal in which a Pakistani terrorist was killed, it was learnt that Tariq Ganai had provided help and assistance to an active terrorist Nisar Dar & transported him away to Sumbal area after he had escaped from the encounter site at Kullan Ganderbal. Further investigation in the matter is in progress.

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