Two LeT militants killed in brief chance encounter in Rangreth: Police

Srinagar, Dec 13 (KNS): Two militants of LeT outfit were killed in a brief chance encounter in Rangreth area of Srinagar on Monday, police said here.

According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Srinagar police neutralised two LeT militant including a foreign militant in a brief chance encounter at Rangreth today morning.

The statement reads that based on a specific input regarding movement of militants in general area of Rangreth, surprise naka checking points were established tactically by Srinagar Police in the area. 

“During naka checking at one such naka manned by a small team of Srinagar Police, two suspected persons on noticing the police party fired indiscriminately upon them. However, the fire was effectively retaliated, leading to a brief encounter, in which two militants were neutralized on spot,” it reads. 

It reads that one of the killed militant has been identified as Aadil Ahmad Wani son of Bashir Ahmad Wani resident of Daramdoora Shopian (a Pakistan trained “A” category militant) while as another as per the credible sources is a foreign militant, yet same is being further ascertained and both were affiliated with LeT outfit.

It reads that as per police records, both of them were involved in several crime cases and civilian atrocities and played a key role in number of recent killings in Srinagar City. 

“On 04/03/2020, Aadil along with his associates fired upon Police Party of Police Post Warpora Sopore in which 01 Police Personnel Wajahat Asadullah was martyred & a civilian Shaban Wagay was killed. Besides, he was also involved in several grenade attacks on Police/SF establishments including grenade attack at Bus Stand Sopore in which 19 civilians were injured, grenade attack at Police Post Bus Stand Sopore in which 02 Police Personnel were injured.” 

As per the statement, arms & ammunition including 02 AK rifles and other incriminating materials were recovered from the site of encounter.

It reads that police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. (KNS)

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