Pulwama Gunfight: Police Version


Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday issued following statement regarding Pulwama gunfight saying that based on a credible input about the presence of militants in Hydergund Dangerpora area of district Pulwama, a cordon and search operation was launched jointly by Pulwama Police, 55RR and 182Bn, 183Bn CRPF in the area.

Smoke blows out of the house that was damaged in an encounter at Dangarpora Pulwama on Saturday, May 2, 2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

A police spokesman said that during the search operation, the hiding Militants fired on the search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter.

“In the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed. The identification of slain is being ascertained. The medico-legal formalities of the killed militants are being done,” said the spokesman.

“Incriminating material including arms and ammunition were also recovered from the site of encounter. Police has registered a case and initiated investigation in the matter,” he said.

“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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