Srinagar :During the intervening night of 01/02 June 2020, on a specific input generated by Awantipora Police, a cordon & search operation was launched jointly by Awantipora Police, 42 RR and CRPF 180 Bn at Saimoh Tral area of Police District Awantipora.
During the search operation, the hiding terrorists fired on the joint search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter.
In the ensuing encounter, 02 terrorists have been killed and their bodies have been retrieved from the site of encounter. The identification and affiliations of the killed terrorists is being ascertained.
Besides some incriminating material the following arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter:-
1. AK rifle = 02
2. Pistol = 02
3. AK magazines = 05
4. Pistol magazines = 02
5. AK rounds = 80
6. Pistol rounds = 10
7. Hand grenades = 02
All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes.
Due to efforts of the Police and security forces, it was a clean operation and no collateral damage took place during the encounter.
In this connection a case under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Tral and investigation has been initiated.
Police had requested to public for cooperation till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.