Police said today that the slain militants of the Tral encounter were innvolved in many incidents of killing and grenade attacks.
Two of the three militants who were killed in an encounter with police and security forces in Satoora forest area of Tral, Awantipora were identified as Mukhtar Ahmad Lone @ Gazi Umer son of Mohammad Akram resident of Amirabad Tral, Parvaiz Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam Qadir Mir resident of Pahoo Pulwama. Third militant is a Pakistani national.
The militants were involved in a number of “anti national activities’’ police said, adding that Mukhtar Ahmad Lone was involved in many grenade attacks on CRPF and Police. He was involved in the attacks on CRPF Bn Headquarters at Tral Bala in which two CRPF personnel were injured, CRPF camp at Lariyal Tral in which 10 CRPF personnel were injured, Army camp at Panzoo Tral and Police Post Aripal in which one CRPF person got injured. He was also involved in many firing incidents including at Panzoo Tral on Army camp, police said.
Police said that Parvaiz Ahmad Mir along with four other persons were nvolved in the murder of one person, Mushtaq Ahmad Kuchay son of Ghulam Mohammad Kuchay resident of Rakh Lajoora in the year 2010. He was under the judicial lockup in the case. During the trial Court had released him in March 2017 and afterwards he joined the militant ranks.
Acting on a specific information, Awantipora police along with 42 RR and 180 Bn CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Batiwan forest area of Satoora, in the jurisdiction of Police Station Tral, Awantipora, yesterday. During the search operation hiding militants fired upon the search party. The fire was retaliated, ensuing an encounter. Three militants were killed in the encounter.
Three AK rifles and other ammunition was recovered from the encounter site.