Local ultra killed in Budgam encounter

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 1/14/2020 10:15:11 PM

Militant associate held in Ganderbal

SRINAGAR, Jan 13: A local militant was killed in a brief encounter with security forces in Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Chadoora area following information about the presence of militants there, they said.
A gunfight broke out after the lone militant opened fire on the security forces who retaliated, resulting in the killing of the ultra.
The slain militant has been identified as Adil Ahmed, a resident of Budgam. His group affiliation was not immediately known.
In the meanwhile, police in Ganderbal arrested a militant associate. He has been identified as Tariq Ahmad Ganaie resident of Fraw Haknar, Gund district Ganderbal.
As per police records he has been assisting the active militants of proscribed outfit LeT operating in the areas of district Ganderbal.
During the course of investigation of Case FIR No. 69/2019, pertaining to the encounter at Kullan Ganderbal in which a Pakistani militant was killed, it was learnt that Tariq Ganai had provided help and assistance to an active militant Nisar Dar and transported him away to Sumbal area after he had escaped from the encounter site at Kullan Ganderbal.
Further investigation in the matter was in progress, police said.



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