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JKDFP delegation visits families of slain Pulwama militants, civilian

JKDFP delegation visits families of slain Pulwama militants, civilian

A joint party of 44 Rashtriya Riffles, 182nd/183rd battalion of CRPF along with Pulwama Police cordoned off the area and started the search operation.

The spokesman said JKDFP paid rich and glowing tributes to the two militants and a civilian who was killed during an encounter with government forces in Drabgam village of Pulwama.

Two Army personnel including an officer were also injured during initial phase of encounter in the area. "The militants fired on the search party, injuring Major Shukla and a soldier", he said.Additional security men were rushed to the spot to tighten the siege and prevent the militants from escaping.

In the video, that went viral today morning, Tiger, 20, asks the "Army informer" to divulge the names of those who spy on him on Shukla's directions. In retaliation, the security personnel fired tear gas shells and reportedly live ammunition too.

Security forces claimed that Sameer Tiger's killing is a big success for them as it will help them in controlling the militancy in south Kashmir. "It should bring peace in the area", said the top police of the state in a tweet. The forces retaliated leading to an encounter, the spokesperson said.

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Bhat was recruited as an over ground worker by the banned Hizbul Mujahideen after he passed Class 8 since he had discontinued his education due to lack of interest, the spokesperson said.

"He was involved in several stone pelting incidents prior to his militant activities".

Shukla was injured during the gunfight and was airlifted to 92 base military hospital Badami Bagh where his condition is believed to be critical. As the news of the encounter spread, local residents came out on the streets and attempted to march towards the site, clashing with the security personnel. Previous year he had indiscriminately fired upon a patrolling party of 44 RR besides he had also entered into the residential houses of civilians in South Kashmir and forced them to issue video statements against the government and security agencies.

Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, Dr Shesh Paul Vaid said Sameer was involved in the killing of Ghulam Nabi Patel.

Police statement said, the other militant identified as Aqib Mushtaq Khan was active since July 2017. He was a close aide of Hizbul terrorist Riyaz Naikoo and both had been seen together in a video released recently on social media.


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