Shopian Gunfight: Police Version

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday issued the following statement regarding Shopian gunfight saying that on a specific input by 62RR about the presence of militants in village Amshipora area of district Shopian, an operation was launched by them in the said area.

A police spokesman in a statement said that during search militants fired upon Army personnel and encounter started.

“Later on police and CRPF also joined. During the encounter, three unidentified militants were killed. Dead bodies of all the killed three militants were retrieved from the site of encounter. The identification and affiliation of the killed militants is being ascertained,” said a police spokesman in a statement said.

He said that incriminating materials, including arms and ammunition, were recovered from the site of encounter.

“All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other crimes,” he said.

“The dead bodies of the slain militants have been sent to Baramulla for their last rites after conducting medico-legal formalities including a collection of their DNA,” he added.

“In case any family claims the slain militants to be their kith or kin, they can come forward for their identification and participation in last rites at Baramulla,” he further added.

“Case FIR No. 42/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Hirpora and investigation has been initiated into the matter,” said the spokesman.


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