STATE TIMES NEWS
SRINAGAR: A Pakistani origin terrorist, one of the top commanders of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit, was on Sunday gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama while a civilian got killed in cross firing. In related developments, a 45 year old man was abducted by ultras in Sopore and two others were reported missing along Line of Control.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Dar Ganie Gund, village of Aribal area of Tral in south Kashmir district this morning, after receiving credible inputs about the presence of terrorists in the area, a police spokesperson said.
He said during the search operation, the hiding terrorist fired on the search party and the fire was retaliated, leading to an encounter.
Huge quantity of arms, ammunition and incriminating material was recovered from the site of the encounter, he said.
“From the incriminating material recovered, it is learnt that the killed terrorist is one of the top commanders of proscribed terror outfit JeM identified as Adnan of Pakistani origin,” the spokesperson said, adding that the operation has concluded.
A security force jawan was also injured in the encounter and has been admitted to a hospital.
A civilian, identified as Manzoor Dar from Tral, sustained injuries in cross-firing, the spokesperson said.
He said Dar was evacuated to a nearby hospital for medical attention and his condition is stated to be stable now.
Police have registered a case and initiated investigation in the matter, he said.
Meanwhile, unknown gunmen abducted a 45-year-old man from Sopore area, police said.
Mushtaq Ahmad Mir was abducted by unknown gunmen, who barged into his house in Harwan area in the north Kashmir district, on Saturday night, a police official said.
He said a case was registered and a search launched to rescue the abducted person.
In a related development, two civilians were reported missing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, police said. Ghulam Rasool and Bashir Ahmad, both residents of Sawjian sector, had gone for some work along the LoC on September 12 but did not return, the officials said, adding they might have inadvertently crossed to other side.
They said the family members of the two filed a complaint in the police station concerned on Saturday evening.
Police have taken cognizance of the incident and are investigating the matter, Senior Superintendent of Police Rajiv Pandey said. ?
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