Srinagar- Police on Thursday claimed to have shot dead a terrorist of The Resistance Front (TRF) in an early morning encounter in South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
The joint team of police and army’s 2 Rajput launched a cordon and and search operation in Kathohalan village of the district on Thursday morning on the basis of specific information regarding the presence of a terrorist in the area, a police spokesperson said.
During the search operation, he said, the hiding terrorist fired indiscriminately upon the search party when they approached the suspected spot. The fire, he said, was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter.
In the ensuing encounter, the spokesperson said, Maiser Ahamd Dar @Adil, a local terrorist of TRF was killed and his body was retrieved from the gunfight spot.
“Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of the encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation,” he said.
In this regard, he said, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation is in progress.
“People are requested to cooperate with Police till the area at the encounter site is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any,” the spokesperson added.
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