Three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists, together with one who was behind the killing of BJP employee Rakesh Pandita in June, have been gunned down in an encounter with safety forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday, officers stated.
Safety personnel had launched a cordon-and-search operation within the higher reaches of the forest space of Nagbaeran Tral within the south Kashmir district following inputs in regards to the presence of ultras there, they stated.
The officers stated the search operation was an encounter when the terrorists fired upon the safety personnel, who retaliated.
“Within the ensuing gunfight, three terrorists affiliated with JeM outfit have been killed,” they stated.
Inspector Basic of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar stated one of many slain ultras has been recognized as Wakeel Shah.
“Shah is without doubt one of the terrorists included within the not too long ago launched record of prime 10 terrorists wished by the police. He was concerned within the killing of BJP chief Rakesh Pandita. It’s a big success,” the IGP advised reporters at a press convention on the Military’s Victor Drive headquarters at Awantipora.
GoC, Victor Drive, Main Gen Rashim Bali additionally addressed the media.
Kumar stated there was no collateral harm within the operation.
“It was a really troublesome operation and concluded with none collateral harm. We cordoned off the goal space, provided them give up, however they fired and have been killed in retaliation,” he stated.
The IGP stated the terrorists used to use the households of the Gujjar group the place they have been hiding.
In a stern message to the ultras, he stated there was no hiding place for them.
“I need to inform the terrorists and their households that don’t suppose that you’ll conceal within the mountains after killing civilians and nobody will do something. Our pressure is skilled and we are going to observe you there additionally and neutralise you want we have now been,” Kumar stated.
Main Gen Bali stated the militants have been working within the space for a very long time.
“A strong message from us has gone out by way of this operation that there isn’t any place for them, not even within the forests. We’ll get details about them and we are going to neutralise them. We’ll proceed eliminating them by launching appropriate operations at any time when there may be any data,” he stated.
The GoC stated two AK 47 rifles, an SLR, a UBGL and an enormous quantity of ammunition have been recovered from the encounter website.
Requested if there have been inputs on the presence of extra RPGs within the valley after it was recovered from the positioning of an encounter in Kulgam on August 13 the place Pakistani militant Usman was killed, IGP Kumar stated the safety forces haven’t any details about the presence of such a weapon within the hinterland.
“We have now activated our intelligence and can neutralise any such risk if there may be. The forces are prepared and the counter-insurgency grid has been made stronger, and if there may be any such risk we are going to neutralise that well timed,” he added.
Replying to a different query, Kumar stated thus far, just one overseas terrorist was killed this yr who had “not too long ago infiltrated”.
“The overseas terrorist killed in Bandipora was a current infiltration, all of the others have been both six months in the past or one-and-a-half years in the past,” he stated.