Kulgam Gunfight: Police Version

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday issued the following statement regarding Kulgam gunfight saying that during the intervening night of May 24/25, 2020, on a specific input a cordon and search operation was launched jointly by Police, 34 RR and CRPF 18 Bn at Khud Hanjipora area of district Kulgam.

“During the search operation, the hiding militants fired on the joint search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter,” said the spokesman.

“In the ensuing encounter, 02 unidentified militants were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. The identification and affiliation of the slain militants is being ascertained,” he said.

“Incriminating material including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other crimes,” he added.

“Due to efforts of the Police and security forces, it was a clean operation and no collateral damage took place during the encounter,” said the spokesman.

“In this connection case FIR No. 25/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Manzgam and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials if any,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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