Zagoo Gunfight: Second slain militant identified as Pampore resident


The second militant killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Zagoo area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Thursday has been identified as a resident of Pampore.

An official identified him as Mohammad Amin Mir a resident of Drangbal area of Pampore.

Earlier, one of the two slain militants in the gunfight was identified  Mukhtar Ahmad Khan of Chill Brass Arizal.

Police Version

Meanwhile, Police in a statement said that it is further informed that the dead bodies of the two militants were retrieved from the site of encounter along with arms and ammunition.

“One of the slain militants has been identified as Mukhtar Ahmad Khan son of Abdul Ahad Khan, a resident of Brass Arizal Budgam while the other militant has been identified as Mohammad Amin Mir son of Ghulam Rasool Mir resident of Drangbal Pampore,” the spokesman said.

“They were both involved in a series of militant attacks on security establishments in the area. Mukhtar was involved in case FIR No 37/2018 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 Arms Act, 16/18 ULAP Act dated 25.03.2018 in Budgam, while Mohammad Amin was involved in case FIR No 75/2018 under section 18/20/30 ULAP Act at PS Pampore,” the spokesman said.

“In the encounter, one army jawan also sustained injuries and was evacuated to hospital for medical attention. He is stated to be stable. Police has registered a case and investigation has started,” he said.

“Citizens are once again requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any,” said police spokesman in a statement.


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