Encounter in J&K: An encounter has started between militants and security forces at the Cheki Dudoo area of Bijbehara in the Anantnag district on Sunday. According to the Kashmir Zone Police, the security personnel including the Army are on the job.
Later, the police officials stated that one of the terrorists was killed during the counter. "When the search party reached towards the suspected hideout terrorists opened fire which hit one accused, hybrid terrorist of LeT Sajjad Tantray of Kulgam, who was with search party for identification of hideout. He was rushed to SDH Bijbehara where doctors declared him brought dead," the officials added.
Earlier during the investigation, Tantray revealed that he had attacked two outside labourers on November 13 at Rakhmomen in Anantnag. Later, one of the labourers named Chota Prasad succumbed to injuries on November 18. "Weapon of offence (Pistol) and vehicle used in terror crime were also recovered on his disclosure. Investigation is going on vigorously to arrest more terror associates of this module," the Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.
Notably, there have been a series of encounters between terrorists and security forces across Kashmir in the recent past in which many terrorists have been eliminated. The latest one comes days after an encounter took place at Kapren area in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on November 11.
At least two militants of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror outfit were believed to be trapped in the area, out of which one was gunned down by the security forces.
According to reports, the slain militant was identified as 'Kamran Bhai' aka Hanees who was active in the Kulgam-Shopian area.
Later, SSP Shopian, Tanushare along with CO of 34 RR S K ROY along with CO of 178 Battalion held a joint press conference at Shopian.
SSP Tanushare said the killing of the JeM militant was one of the major successes of the security forces as he falls in the A++ category of militant and he was active in Shopian and the Kulgam Border from the last 7 to 8 months and his killing is a major success of security agency.