Encounter breaks out in South Kashmir

An encounter started between security forces and militants at Cheki Dudoo area of Bijbehera in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said.

A senior police officer told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that security forces including Police, Army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation at Cheki Dudoo area of Anantnag in south Kashmir following inputs about the presence of militants there.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the forces, who retaliated.

The exchange of fire is going on and further details are awaited—(KNO)

When search party reached towards the suspected hideout Militants opened fire which hit one accused, hybrid militant of LeT Sajjad Tantray of Kulgam, who was with search party for identification of hideout.

He was rushed to SDH Bijbehara where doctors declared him brought dead

Investigation hybrid militant Sajjad Tantray, who was earlier a militant associate of LeT and released from PSA, revealed that he had attacked on two outside labourers on 13/11/2022 at Rakhmomen, Bijbehara in Anantnag in which two labourers got seriously injured.

Later on, labourer namely Chota Prasad of succumbed to injuries on 18/11/2022 at Hospital. Weapon of offence (Pistol) and vehicle used in militant crime were also recovered on his disclosure. Investigation is going on vigorously to arrest more militant associates of this module: Police

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