STATE TIMES NEWSSrinagar: A terrorist involved in the killing of a police Head Constable was killed and a soldier martyred, while another jawan was injured in a gunfight in Pulwama district on Wednesday, officials said here.Security forces launched a search operation in an orchard in Kamrazipora village of Pulwama in the early hours of the day on receiving information about the presence of terrorists there, they said.The officials said the search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened fire, injuring two soldiers.The injured security personnel were rushed to an Army hospital, where one of them succumbed, they said.A police spokesperson identified the slain terrorist as Azaad Lalhari resident of Pulwama.As per police records, Azaad was affiliated with proscribed terror outfit HM with a history of terror crime records and was involved in planning and executing several terror attacks in the area. Several terror crime cases were registered against him including Case FIR No. 112/2020 pertaining to the killing of HC Anoop Singh at Prichoo Pulwama, besides he was also involved in other terror crime cases including FIR Nos 274/2014, 121/2015, 21/2017, 48/2017, 36/2020 of district Pulwama and case FIR No. 263/2017 of district Budgam.Officials said that an AK rifle and a few grenades were recovered from the encounter site.Keeping in view the prevailing pandemic due to COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of people from inherent risk of contracting the infection, the dead body of the killed terrorist shall be sent to Baramulla for his burial and last rites after completion of medico-legal formalities. The nearest family members of the killed terrorist were allowed to participate in the last rites at Baramulla.In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Rajpora and investigation has been initiated.In a related development, a security force personnel sustained injuries as terrorists opened fire on a patrol party in Baramulla district, officials said. The ultras fired upon the patrol party of 52 Rashtriya Rifles unit at Hygam in Baramulla around 2.45 pm, the officials said.They said one jawan sustained injuries in the leg.The area has been cordoned off and search operation launched to nab the assailants, the officials said.Meanwhile, police along with security forces have arrested one active terrorist of proscribed terror outfit LeT from Hajin area of Bandipora and recovered arms & ammunition from his possession.Based on credible information, Handwara Police along with Bandipora Police, 13RR, 32RR & 92BN CRPF have arrested one active terrorist identified as Aquib Ahmad Rather alias alias Jana, son of Ghulam Mohd Rather, resident of Sahipora, Handwara from Hajin area of Bandipora.Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from his possession. As per police records he was linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT.Case FIR No. 77/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Kralgund and further investigation has been initiated.
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