Pulwama Encounter: The Police Statement



Jammu and Kashmir police Wednesday issued a statement about Pulwama encounter which is being produced here

On 19.01.2016, based on specific information about the presence of militants in Naina, Pulwama police along with army and CRPF launched a cordon-search operation. During the operation, militants opened indiscriminate fire on the security forces which was retaliated. During the ensuing encounter, more than 50 civilians who had got entrapped due to cross firing in a nearby mosque were rescued safely by the Pulwama police. In the gun battle, one militant of HM outfit got killed who was later identified as Shariq Ahmed Bhat r/o Brow Bandana, Awantipora.

During the operation, a large number of protestors came towards operation site and pelted stones on the security forces. Security forces exercised maximum restraint and 17 security force personnel got injured – including Nazir Ahmed Ganai, Dy SP of 18 Bn IRP who sustained multiple fractures in his leg.

A police vehicle was also set ablaze by the unruly mob. During the uncontrolled rioting, three protestors got firearm injuries, out of which, one Parvaiz Ahmed Guroo resident of Naina later succumbed to his injuries. The condition of other two other protestors is said to be stable. Case FIR No. 10/16 and 11/16 stand registered in PS Pulwama and investigation is on.


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