Redwani Gunfight: Police version


The spokesman in a statement said that a joint patrol of government forces in the wee hours of today morning launched searches at Redwani area in District Kulgam after it received credible inputs about the presence of the militants in a cluster of houses. As the security forces advanced, hiding militants fired resulting in a brief encounter in which three militants were killed. No collateral damage occurred during the encounter.

On the basis of the incriminating materials seized, the killed militants were identified as Muawiya, a foreigner of Pakistani origin, Suhail Ahmad Dar of Redwani Balaa and Mudassar @Rehaan of Katarsoo; all involved in the killing of Constable Mohd Saleem. As per police records, the militants were affiliated with the proscribed terror outfit LeT and HM.

The spokesman added that Mauwiya’s involvement was established in a number of civilian killings. Suhail who was working as a labourer earlier after he had dropped out from school had later joined militancy. The police probe is on for ascertaining complicity of the other co-conspirators who assisted in the commission of the gruesome crime leading to the death of police person Saleem.

Some arms and ammunition including but not limited to 2 AK 47 rifles and a carbine have also been recovered from the site of encounter. Police have registered a case and investigation has been initiated into the matter.


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