Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday said that the government forces exercised “restraint” after contact with militants was established in Batamaloo area of the Srinagar city.
In a statement, a police spokesperson said that the forces jointly launched searches in the wee hours on Sunday after specific leads about presence of militants in the area.
“While the searches in the area were going on, militants hiding in a house which had a proper hideout for them fired indiscriminately on the forces. In the initial burst of fire, three jawans sustained injuries and were evacuated to the hospital for medical attention. However one of them identified as SgCt Parvaiz succumbed to his injuries.”
The statement said that the forces exercised “maximum restraint in retaliation considering the residential population and other civil establishments” around the area. A massive search operation is underway in the area as it is understood that in the exchange of fire militants are also injured.
However incriminating material was recovered from the site of encounter. Besides two accomplices of the militants have been detained.
Meanwhile, a wreath laying ceremony for slain SPO Parvaiz Ahmad was held at DPL Srinagar. Senior Civil and Police officers paid tributes to the slain and laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains.