Pakistani Militant Baz Bai Among Two Militants Killed In Bijbehara Encounter:Police

Two JEM Militants One Among Them Pakistani A Catagory Militant Were Killed In Srigafara area of Bijbehara in South Kashmir Anantnag District

Police in a Statement Said On a specific input generated by Anantnag Police regarding presence of militants in Srigufwara area of Anantnag, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by JKP, 03 RR and CRPF in the said area.

During the search operation as the presence of militants got ascertained they were given opportunity to surrender, however they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter.

In the indiscriminate firing by militants, one woman received gunshot injuries. She was shifted to hospital for treatment where her condition is stated to be stable.

In the ensuing encounter, 02 militants affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. One of the killed militant has been identified as Nasir alias Shahbaz alias Baz Bai,a Pakistan resident, ‘A’ category militant, while as the identification of the other killed militant is being ascertained.

Arms and ammunition & other incriminating materials were recovered from the site of encounter. Search in the area is in progress.

Keeping in view present covid situation, the dead bodies of the killed militants shall be sent to Baramulla for their last rites after conducting medico-legal formalities including collection of their DNA. In case any family claims the killed militant to be their kith or kin, they can come forward for their identification and participation in last rites at Baramulla.

In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Sopore and investigation has been initiated.

People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.