Lashkar terrorist killed in Shopian encounter
October 02, 2022  19:38
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A local terrorist of proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Tayiba was neutralised by the police in a joint operation with security forces in the Baskuchan area of Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.       

The terrorist has been identified as Naseer Ahmad Bhat of Nowpora Baskuchan, Shopian, according to ADGP Kashmir.   

Based on a specific input generated by the police regarding the presence of a terrorist in the village Baskuchan area of Shopian, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by the police, Army (44R) and CRPF (178Bn) in the area.      

During the search operation, as the joint search party approached the suspected spot, the hiding terrorist fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter.      

The police have recovered incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including one AK rifle from the site of the encounter. 

According to the police, all the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation is in progress.      

The police urged the people to cooperate with them till the area at the encounter site is completely sanitised and cleared of all the explosive materials if any.  -- ANI     

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