Two militants were killed while the third surrendered in an encounter which started Saturday evening with joint group of police and army in Barbugh area of Shopian, spokesman said.
Giving details, spokesman said acting on a specific information, Shopian police along with 44 RR launched a cordon and search operation in Barbugh area of Shopian. During searches, militants hiding in the area fired upon the search party. “Two militants were gunned down in this encounter who were identified as Altaf Ahmad Rather son of Mohammad Maqbool resident of Awneera Zainapora, Shopian and Tariq Ahmad Bhat son of Mohammad Ibrahim resident of Barbugh, Shopian and one identified as Adil Hussain Dar son of Nazir Ahmad Dar resident of Chitripora, Shopian, surrendered.”
Besides, spokesman said arms and ammunition was recovered from the encounter site.
Both the killed militants, police claims were involved in attack on SPO Khurshed Ahmad Ganaie at Bazar Imam Shahab in which case FIR number 138/17 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 IA Act, 16 UL stands registered.
“Tariq Ahmad was also involved in attack on security force convoy at Chakoora Shopian, case FIR number 194/17 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 IA, 16 UL act stands registered. He was involved in attack on SI Gowhar Ahmad Malla at Barbugh Haripora in which case FIR number 230/17 under section 307, 326 RPC, 7/27IA Act 16 UL act already stands registered.”
Police further said “he was also involved in Bank robbery at Turq Wangam in which a case FIR number 6/17 under section 451, 392, 307, 34 RPC, 16, 38 UL Act, 7/27 IA Act already stands registered.” Altaf Ahmad, police says was involved in case FIR number 50/2017 under section 7/27 IA Act, 16 UL Act.