Local Militant Among 2 Slain in Handwara Gunfight: Officials

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Handwara Gunfight Site ( ANI Pic)

Buried in Sheeri along with two militants slain in Pulwama

Srinagar: The two militants killed in an encounter with a joint team of army and police in Handwara on Sunday have been identified and one of them includes a resident of Handwara, officials said on Sunday.

A senior police officer said that slain duo includes Asif Reshi son of Mohammad Sultan Reshi of Gund Chabootra, Handwara and Hyder alias Iqbal, a resident of Pakistani controlled part of Kashmir.

He said a case FIR (number 175/2020) under section 307 IPC, 7/25 Arms Act has been registered in connection with the encounter at Chanjimullah which also saw the killing of an army Colonel, a Major, two soldiers, and police Sub-Inspector.

Meanwhile, the bodies of militants were taken to Sheeri in Baramulla district and buried there in presence of a magistrate. This follows burial of two militants Sahil Ahmad Bhat of Chakoora and Muzaffar Ahmad Wani of Dowaltpora Chadoora at Sheeri who were killed in an encounter with government forces in Dangerpora Pulwama on Saturday. (GNS)

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