Pulwama Gunfight: Police Version

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Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday late evening issued following statement regarding the Pulwama encounter saying that a joint team of army and SOG of Police in the early morning hours launched a cordon and search operation in Kangan area of district Pulwama based on credible inputs about the presence of militants in the area.

A police spokesperson in a statement said that during the search operation, militants fired on the search party leading to an encounter.

“In the ensuing encounter one militant was eliminated. The slain militant has been identified as Shabir Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Mohammad resident of Sangri, Samboora, Pampore,” he said.

“He was affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT and was involved in attacks on Security establishments and many other civilian atrocities in the area,” said police.

“Many cases prominent among them include 162/2016 under section 13 (I)-B, 16, 18 UL(A)P Act at P/S Pampore and 277/2018 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 Arms Act at P/S Pulwama where registered against him,” said Police spokesman in a statement.

“In this operation, no collateral damage took place beside incriminating materials including arms and ammunition was recovered from the site of the encounter,” said police spokesman.

Moreover, one suspect who was part of a same militant group that was engaged in an encounter at Pulwama has been admitted to a hospital in Srinagar with a bullet injury. Police is ascertaining his identity and other related facts of the incident, he said.

“A case has been registered and an investigation initiated in the instant matter,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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