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Police Issued Statement on Pulwama Encounter

Police Issued Statement on Pulwama Encounter  Srinagar August 29 Police on Saturday in a  said that 3 Hizb militants & 1 army soldier were killed in  South Kashmir Zadoora area of  Pulwama. Police said in a statement to media, that on a specific input regarding presence of militants in village Zadoora area of Pulwama, a joint cordon & search operation was launched by Police, 50RR and 182/183BN CRPF in the said area.

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During the search operation, as the existence of militants got ascertained they were given the opportunity to surrender, however they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter.

The further said in the statement stated that, In the ensuing encounter, 03 militants were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Adil Hafiz, Arshid Ahmad Dar and Rouf Ahmad Mir all residents of Pulwama and affiliated with outfit HM.

Police Issued Statement on Pulwama Encounter

During the said encounter, one Army man also received critical injuries who were shifted to hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries. The police spokesperson said that we pay our rich tributes to the martyr for his highest sacrifice in the line of duty.

Killed militants had a long history of militancy crime records. They were part of groups involved in planning and executing several militant attacks in the area including attacks on Police and security establishments. As per police records, Adil Hafiz was involved in case FIR No. 112/2020 pertaining to the attack on naka party at Prichoo Bridge in which one police personnel was killed and another was injured.

Police Issued Statement on Pulwama Encounter

Keeping in view the prevailing pandemic due to COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of people from the inherent risk of contracting the infection, the dead bodies of the killed militants shall be sent to Baramulla for burial purposes after completion of all medico-legal formalities. The close family members of the killed militants shall be permitted to take part in the last rites at Baramulla.

Police Issued Statement on Pulwama Encounter

implicate materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other militancy crimes. In this connection, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Pulwama and investigation has been initiated.

People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is totally sanitized and clear out of all the explosive materials, if any, reads the statement. (GNS)

Police Issued Statement on Pulwama Encounter

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