1 cop killed, 2 terrorists held in encounter in J-K
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Diyarwani in Batamaloo area of the city in the pre-dawn hours this morning following specific information about the presence of militants in the area, Additional Director General of Police (Security and Law and Order) Munir Khan told reporters.
"A group of five militants were there… They lobbed a grenade and opened firing and then escaped because of darkness. The area is very congested and forces exercised restraint so that there is no collateral damage as the houses there are roof to roof," the ADGP said.
He said a selection grade constable, Parvaiz Ahmad, was killed and two policemen and three CRPF personnel received injuries in the initial indiscriminate firing by the militants.
Earlier, a police spokesman had said, "two accomplices of the terrorists have been detained", while the wreath layingincriminating material was recovered from the site of encounter.
He said police have registered a case and investigation has been initiated in the matter.
wreath-layingceremony was held at DPL Srinagar where senior officers from civil administration, police and other security forces paid rich tributes to Ahmad, a resident of Dandote village in Rajouri district, the spokesman said.
"Senior civil and police officers paid rich tributes to the martyr and laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains for his supreme sacrifice made in the line of duty," he said.
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