Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday issued the following statement regarding Handwara shootout saying that today at about 1730hrs militants fired indiscriminately upon a joint party of Police and CRPF deployed at Wangam Crossing in Kralgund area of Handwara to enforce strict lockdown in view of Covid-19 pandemic.
A police spokesman in a statement said that the fire was retaliated, however, during the ensuing firefight three CRPF personnel of 92BN sustained grievous gunshot injuries who later on succumbed to their injuries.
“During cross firing, one civilian also got killed. Taking advantage of dense foliage of nearby orchards the militants managed to escape from the spot. Search has been launched in the area to nab the militants,” he said.
“Police has registered a case and officers are investigating the circumstances of this crime,” said the spokesman.