Court sends Pak militant into 7-day police custody

BARAMULLA: A local court on Friday sent the Pakistani militant who reportedly surrendered before army during Rafiabad encounter on Thursday into seven days police custody.
Sajad Ahmad @ Abdullah was presented before Chief Judicial Magistrate Sopore, Mehrajudin Sofi in the afternoon.
Ahmad reportedly told the judge that he was from Pakistan’s Panjab province.
The CJM sent him into seven days police remand and fixed September 03 as the next date of hearing.
Sajad Ahmad, according to army sources, was traced to a cave in Viji top in the area. They said that he surrender before the army.
The army has claimed on Thursday that it killed three militants and captured another one alive during a gunfight in Rafiabad area of Baramulla district.
They also had claimed to have recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition, dry food and other things from the encounter site.
Meanwhile the three militants who were killed in the gunfight on Thursday were buried in local graveyard here in Hamam Markoot village of Rafiabad on Friday afternoon.
The people of Hamam said that they recovered the bodies of the three from a village in the higher reaches of Viji top upper belt of Rafiabad.
They took the bodies to the nearby army camp of 32 RR where doctors conducted their postmortem.
The bodies were agains handed over to the locals who buried them on Friday afternoon in their local graveyard.