Press Release

June 30:`On a specific input generated by Anantnag Police regarding presence of terrorists in village Waghama area of Anantnag, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by JKP , 3RR and CRPF in the said area.

During the search operation as the presence of terrorists 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 ensuing encounter, 02 unidentified terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. The identification and affiliation of the killed terrorists is being ascertained. IGP Kashmir said that both the killed terrorists along with terrorist Zahid were involved in killing of one Policeman last year and killings of two CRPF personnel and one minor boy recently.

Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes.

The dead bodies of the killed terrorists have been sent to Handwara for their last rites after conducting medico-legal formalities including collection of their DNA. In case any family claims the killed terrorists to be their kith or kin, they can come forward for their identification and participation in last rites at Handwara.

IGP Kashmir appreciates JKP and SFs for exercising utmost restraint, thereby ensured a clean operation with no collateral damage.

In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Bijbehara 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.```