Press Release-Shopian

August 16: At about 1130hrs, Shopian Police received information about a terror crime incident at Chotipora area of Shopian where terrorists had fired upon civilians. Senior police officers alongwith reinforcement reached at the terror crime spot.

Preliminary investigation revealed that terrorists had fired upon two civilians in an apple orchard at Chotipora area of Shopian District. In this terror crime incident, two civilians identified as Pertimber Nath Bhat son of Arjun Nath Bhat and Sunil Kumar Bhat son of Sri Ji Bhat, both residents of Chotigam Shopian belonging to minority community received critical gunshot injuries. Both the injured were immediately shifted to hospital where one of the injured persons Sunil Kumar Bhat succumbed to his injuries, however, the condition of other injured person is stated to be stable.

Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime. Area has been cordoned and search in the area is going on.

DGP J&K and ADGP Kashmir visited Shopian and reviewed security meeting in which DIG SKR, Army’s Sector Commander, DIG CRPF, COs and SP Shopian participated.```