A suspected militant was Monday killed after he slipped into a gorge while being chased by forces near the Line of Control in Poonch area of J& K  while his two associates were arrested, police said.

The militant identified as Abu Bilal slipped from a cliff while trying to flee and died on the spot, police said.

The three were trying to cross over to Pakistan administered Kashmir from the Chaprian post area when they were challenged by the security forces, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Poonch Rajouri range, Johnny Williams told a news a gathering agency.

“Acting on specific information that a group of three militants was trying to cross to the other side of the LoC, a joint operation by the police and army was launched to nab them,”

On being challenged, the militants tried to flee.

“While one militant died after falling from the cliff into the gorge, the other two were arrested,” the DIG said.

“The two have been taken into custody andhave been identified as Musleen Rashid (25) and Adil Ahmed both residents of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district”, he said.

Rs 27500 in Indian currency was recovered from Bilal.


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