Budgam slain militants identified, bodied handed over to families: Police | KNO

Budgam slain militants identified, bodied handed over to families: Police | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, January 22 (KNO) : Three militants who were killed in an encounter that raged between forces and militants in Hapatnaar village of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday were identified, police said. Police in a statement issued to KNO said that the three slain militants were identified as Sabzar Ahmad, son of Ali Mohammad Mir of Lassipora Pulwama, Syed Rabani, son of Mohammad Hussain of Nazneenpora Shopian and Towseef Ahmad Itoo, son of Abdul Aziz of Nowpora Payeen Pulwama. “The slain militants were affiliated with Al-Badar and were wanted by the law for their complicity in a series of crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities. Several crime cases were registered against them for their involvement in crime offences,” police said. The spokesman further said that incriminating material including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. “All these materials have been taken in the case records for the purpose of investigation,” police said. Bodies of the slain militants were handed over to their families after completion of medico-legal formalities, police said, appealing locals not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. “People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials if any,” spokesman said.(KNO)