Srinagar, June 29: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed to have killed two militants in Maloora area in Kashmir capital Srinagar
Police in a statement said “There was a specific input about militants carrying out an attack on the highway. Keeping in view the seriousness of the input few joint nakas of JKP & CRPF were placed along the highway. On Parimpora Naka a vehicle was stopped and their identity was questioned. The person sitting in the back seat tried to open his bag and took out a grenade”.
They said “The Naka party swiftly swung into action and grabbed the person sitting at the back seat. Both the driver and the person sitting at the back seat were taken into police station where after taking off his mask it was identified that he was militant Abrar a top LeT Commander. He was put to joint interrogation by JKP, CRPF and Army.”
“One Pistol and hand grenades were recovered from his possession, police said, adding that on sustained interrogation by the joint teams of JKP, CRPF & Army he disclosed that he had kept his AK-47 rifle in a house located at Maloora,” police said.
“Thereafter he was taken to that house to recover the weapon after laying proper cordon of the suspected house.”
The statement said that when the party was entering the house to recover the alleged weapon, one of his associates, a Pakistani militant about whom he didn’t disclose anything hiding inside the house, fired on the party.
In the initial fire fight three CRPF personnel got injured and the Abrar accompanying the search party got hit, the police said.
“The injured Security personnel were evacuated and the rest of the party took position and called for reinforcement. The cordon of the target house was strengthened by components of JKP, CRPF & Army and the fire was further retaliated.”
In the ensuing gun fire foreign militant who fired from inside the house got and Abrar also got killed. Two AK-47 rifles along with ammunition were recovered from the site.
“It is pertinent to mention that Abrar was involved in several killings of SFs along with other militants, the statement added. (KDC)