Two LeT militants killed in Shopian encounter: Police

Srinagar, Dec 25 (KNS): Two militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba militant outfit were killed in an encounter in Chowgam village of Shopian district on Saturday, police said here.

According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), acting on a specific input generated by Police regarding the presence of militants in Chowgam village, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 44RR and 14Bn CRPF in the said area.

The statement reads that during the search operation, as the presence of militants got ascertained, they were given ample opportunities to surrender. “However, they denied the surrender opportunities and instead fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter.” 

It reads that in the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. “They have been identified as Sajad Ahmad Chak son of Bashir Ahmad Chak resident of Braripora, Shopian and Raja Basit Yaqoob son of Mohd Yaqoob Najar resident of Achan Litter, Pulwama.”

It reads that as per police records the slain were affiliated with LeT militant outfit and were part of groups involved in several crime cases.

“Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 02 AK series rifles, 4 AK Magazines and 32 rounds were recovered from their possession,” it reads.

As per the statement, police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and have initiated further investigation. (KNS)

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