Arwani encounter: The police statement

An army personnel takes position near the encounter site in Arwani Bijbehara. Photo by Shah Hilal
An army personnel takes position near the encounter site in Arwani Bijbehara. Photo by Shah Hilal

KL News Network

Srinagar

The 42-hour-long encounter in Arwani area of Bijbehara ended today.

Police issued a statement on the same.

Here we reproduce the police statement verbatim for our readers:

“On 07-12-2016 police received a specific information about the presence of  terrorists in the house of one Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Qadir Ganie at Hassanpora, Tavila Arwani. As per the information Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie works as an over ground worker (OGW) of terrorists of LeT outfit and not only harboured terrorists in his house, but also provides all sort of logistical support to  them. Based on this input, an operation was launched by joint team of Anantnag, Awantipora police along with Army and CRPF. The said house was cordoned off and when the security forces party entered into the house for searching, terrorist fired on them. The fire was retaliated and the ensuing gun battle lasted for almost two days.The operation  concluded today when a joint team of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPFs quick action team (QAT) stormed the house and cleared it. The cover fire to the storming team was given by army troops.

In the search operation, two bodies of the terrorists and 03 AK-Rifles along with other incriminating material has been recovered so far. DNA samples from the killed terrorist bodies has been collected for their identification.”

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