SRINAGAR: Based on a specific input generated by Police regarding presence of terrorist in village Charsoo area of Awnatipora, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 42RR and 130Bn CRPF in the said area.
During the search operation, as the search party proceeded towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorist fired indiscriminately upon the search party which was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter.
In the ensuing encounter, one terrorist was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. He has been identified as Owais Raja son of Mohd Ramzan Dar resident of Subhanpora.
As per police records, the killed terrorist was a categorized terrorist of proscribed terror outfit LeT. He was a part of group involved in several terror crime cases including attack on Police/SF and civilian atrocities. IGP Kashmir termed this operation very important as it is situated very close to NHW and threat was imminent.
Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 01 AK-56 rifle, 03 AK Magazines and 80 AK rounds were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation.
In this regard, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with Police till the area at encounter site is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.