Police on Wednesday issued following statement regarding Sopore gunfight saying that on a credible input, a cordon and search operation was launched jointly by police and security forces at Gund Brath area of Sopore.
A police spokesman in a statement said during the search operation, the hiding militant fired on the search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter.
“In the ensuing encounter, 01 militant was killed and the body was retrieved from the site of encounter. The slain militant has been identified as Adnan Ali Channa resident of Arampora Baramulla, ” said the spokesman.
“The slain militant as per police records was affiliated with proscribed outfit LeT and was wanted by law for his complicity in terror crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities,” he said.
“According to the Police records, he was operating in the areas of Baramulla & Sopore and was involved in planning and executing several attacks in the area, ” he added.
“Several crime cases were registered against him including Case FIR No. 41/2019 pertaining to the killing of a civilian Arjumand Majeed Bhat in Jatti Baramulla in March 2019, Case FIR No. 33/2019 pertaining to firing on a civilian Feroz Ahmad Gojree of Zaloora Sopore in May 2019. He was involved in recruiting locals to the militant ranks, ” said the spokesman.
“Pertinently with the efforts of Police and security forces it was a clean operation and no collateral damage happened during the encounter, ” said the spokesman.
“Incriminating material including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes, ” said police spokesman in a statement.
“People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials if any,” he said.