Militant killed, Cop martyred, Jawan injured in two encounters in Kashmir

TNN Bureau. Updated: 10/3/2022 12:04:21 PM Front Page

Terrorists will be given unforgettable lesson for heinous act, says LG

Srinagar: A militant was killed, a cop attainted martyrdom while a CRPF personnel sustained injuries in two separate encounters across Kashmir region.
Officials told The News Now, the cop was martyred and CRPF personnel sustained injuries inPulwama while militant was neutralised in Shopian district.
They said that a policeman was martyred and a CRPF personnel injured when militants attacked a security forces team in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
The attack took place in Pinglana area of the south Kashmir district.
"Terrorists fired upon a joint Naka party of CRPF & Police at Pinglana, Pulwama. In this terror attack, 01 Police personnel got martyred & 01 CRPF personnel got injured," Kashmir Zone Police said in a tweet.
The police said reinforcements were rushed to the area and a search operation was launched.
A police spokesman identified the slain policeman as Javid Ahmad Dar.
He said the injured CRPF personnel was evacuated to a hospital for treatment.
Senior police officers alongwith reinforcement reached at the terror crime spot, the spokesman added.
"We pay our rich tributes to the martyr for his supreme sacrifices made in the line of duty. We standby the family of the martyr at this crucial juncture and pray for the speedy recovery of the injured personnel," the spokesperson said.
Police has registered a case, the investigation is in progress and officers are working to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime, he said.
The area has been cordoned off and a search is going on there, he added.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha said that the terrorists will be given unforgettable lesson for their heinous act.
“Attack on joint naka party of JKP and CRPF is a cowardice & condemnable act of terrorists. I salute the bravery of JKP's SPO Javid Ahmad Dar, who attained martyrdom. Prayers for speedy recovery of the injured. Terrorists will be given unforgettable lesson for their heinous act,” Sinha wrote on twitter.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference (NC) vice president Omar Abdullah condemned the attack.
"While condemning this attack I send my condolences to the family of the J&K police personnel who laid down his life in the line of duty today. I also send my best wishes for the speedy recovery of the injured CRPF personnel," Abdullah wrote on Twitter.
The Peoples Conference too condemned the attack.
"We strongly condemn the militant attack upon the joint naka party of Police & CRPF at Pinglana (Pulwama) in which 1 Police personnel lost his life & 1 CRPF personnel got injured. Heartfelt condolences & sympathies with the family of the deceased and prayers for the injured," it said in a tweet.
In Shopian, a Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The terrorist was identified as Naseer Ahmad Bhat of the Nowpora area of Shopian, they said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Baskuchan area of the south Kashmir district after receiving specific input about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said.
He said as the forces were conducting searches in the area, the terrorists fired at them.
The forces retaliated and an encounter ensued in which a local LeT terrorist was killed, the official said.
Additional Director General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said the slain terrorist was involved in several terror crimes and had recently escaped an encounter site.
"Killed #terrorist identified as Naseer Ahmad Bhat of NowporaBaskuchan #Shopian, linked with LeT #terror outfit. #Incriminating materials, arms &ammn including AK rifle recovered. He was involved in several #terror crimes and recently escaped from an #encounter," Singh said in a tweet.

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