Jaish militant killed in Budgam encounter: Police | KNO

Youth sustained bullet wound in clashes at gunfight site
Jaish militant killed in Budgam encounter: Police | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, June 28 (KNO) : A Jaish-e-Muhammad militant was killed in a gunbattle with government forces at Kralpora, Checkpora, in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday, police said. A youth was also seriously injured in the clashes near the encounter site, witnesses said. Witnesses told KNO said that a joint operation as launched by the 50 Rashtriya Riffles, SoG and CRPF. As the forces tried to zero in on the house where the militant was hiding, he opened a volley of bullets triggered a fierce encounter. “In the ensuing gunbattle, the militant was killed and later identified as Abu Zarar , a resident of Pakistan. He was affiliated with Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit.” Police spokesman in a statement issued to KNO said as per police records, the slain militant as affiliated with proscribed outfit JeM and was wanted by law for his complicity in crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities. “According to the police records, he was part of groups involved in planning and executing attacks in the area and many other civilian atrocities. Several terror crime cases were registered against him,” he said. “Incriminating material including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other crimes.” Meanwhile, during the intense clashes between youth and forces at the encounter site, a youth sustained bullet injury in his abdomen. “He was referred to SMHS hospital where his condition was stated as critical,” hospital sources revealed.(KNO)