Encounter update

May 12: Apropos our earlier press release regarding encounter at Hend Sitapur area of Shopian, it is further informed that the two killed terrorists have been identified as Javid Ahmad Bhat of Redwani Kulgam and Adil Bashir Wani of Waripora D.H Pora Kulgam.

According to the police records, both the killed terrorists were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT. They were wanted by law for their complicity in a series of terror crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities. Several terror crime cases were registered against them.

According to police records Javid had a long history of terror crime records and series of terror crime cases were registered against him for planning & executing terror attacks in the area. He was also responsible for recruiting youth from adjoining areas of Kulgam to join proscribed terror outfits.

Similarly, Adil Bashir was also involved in several terror attacks and several terror crime cases were registered against him.

Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken in the case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crime cases.

Citizens are once again requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any.