Two LeT millitants involved in Baghat killings identified: IGP Kashmir

"3 newly recruited millitants involved in Krishna Daba attack arrested"

"3 millitants killed in Shopian encounter, Cop injured, SPO killed in Budgam encounter; millitants flee"


Srinagar Feb 19 (KNS): Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar today said two millitants involved in killing of two Policemen in Baghat area of Srinagar have been identified and will be nabbed soon.

Addressing a preser after wreath laying ceremony of two policemen who were killed by Millitants in Baghat area of Srinagar, Kumar said that the despite  best efforts of doctors, the cops couldn't be saved.

Kumar said that the two cops were on a routine duty and were busy in shopping when militants attacked them.
"They were unarmed and were fired on their back, they would have retailiated if they would have been armed," he said.
The incident wil help police to work with more dedication and will take more precautions, he said.

On being asked whether civilian has been detained in Baghat area of Srinagar, he said that no body has been detained.

"Maybe someone has been detained for routine questioning",he added.

Kumar paid rich tributes to duo slain cops Suhail Ahmad of Ashmuqam Anantnag and Muhammad Yousuf of Zurhama Kupwara.
Meanwhile in a seperate presser earlier Inspector General of Police, Vijay Kumar said that the three newly joined militants who were involved in attack on Krishna Dhaba Owner in Sonwar area of srinagar have been arrested.

Kumar said that, the attack was carried by three newly recruited militants on behest of militant outfit TRF or Laskar e Toiba to create panic among tourists as  tourists throng the shop in good numbers and remains open during Hartals.

Addressing a presser at PCR, Kumar said a team was constituted under the supervision of DIG rank officer which was headed by SP (South City).During  investigation It was found that the attackers were riding on bike and later on we accessed CCTV footage.

"With the help of Anantnag Police and following specific inputs, Srinagar police arrested two newly recruited millitants who were involved in this incident.After interrogating them, they revealed that third person was also involved in the incident.All three were newly recruited millitants and the bike and pistol used in the offence were seized", Kumar added.

Kumar further said that, The trio confessed their involvement in the incident.We have recorded their statement which will be produced before court along with challan.

"We have cracked the case in 24 hours which is a big success for us", he added.

On being asked whether their will be more security arrangements ahead of tourist season, he  said that more bunkers will be set up in city and a close watch will be kept on who will try to disturb peace in the valley.

 Regarding the Shopian and Budgam encounter, Inspector General of Police, Vijay Kumar said that three militants belonging to militant outfit Al-Badr were killed in Imam sahib area of south Kashmir’s Shopian District while as Millitants managed to escape from encounter site in injured condition in Budgam District in which on SPO got killed and one cop was injured however corden has been launched in another village after following the blood trials of these militants.

Speaking to media on the side lines of wreath ceremony of SPO Altaf Ahmad who sustained injuries during encounter in Central kashmir’s Budgam District and later succumbed to his injuries.

Kumar said, "All the three militants killed in the operation in Shopian are locals and two Ak-47 riffles and one pistol have been recovered from their possession."

On Budgam Encounter,  Kumar said that, in the initial exchange of firing, SPO Altaf Ahmed and constable Manzoor Ahmed sustained injuries and Altaf Ahmad succumbed to injuries later. The militants escaped in injured condition and after following blood trials cordon and search operation was launched in another village and searches are going on.(KNS)

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