Security forces at the encounter site in Shopian on Saturday. Photo/ANI
Security forces at the encounter site in Shopian on Saturday. Photo/ANI

Two JeM terrorists gunned down in Shopian

ANI | Updated: Apr 13, 2019 17:45 IST

Shopian (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Apr 13 (ANI): Security forces on Saturday gunned down two terrorists belonging to proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in an encounter, police said.
The two killed terrorists have been identified as Abid Wagay, a resident of Rawalpora, and Shahjahan Mir, a native of Amshepora in Shopian district. 
Speaking to ANI, Inspector General of Police (IGP) SP Pani said: “Once the search operation started, terrorists fired from a hideout. The security forces immediately retaliated in which two terrorists were killed.”  
According to police records, Wagay and Mir were wanted by law for their alleged complicity in a series of terror acts including attacks on security establishments and civilian atrocities.
The duo was also involved in the abduction and subsequent killing of civilians Firdous Ahmad of Batgund, Nissar Ahmad of Kapran and policeman Balwant Singh of Batgund last year in 2018.
“They were also involved in the killing of Khusboo Jan, civilian Tanveer Ahmad of Bemnipora at Kachdoora in Shopian. Both of them were also involved in arson and setting ablaze the panchayat office at Kanjiullar and Ramnagar,” police said. 
Shahjahan was also involved in the snatching of weapons and killing of four police personnel at Arhama near petrol pump last year. He was also involved in the attack on Shopian Police Station in which one cop Saqib Mohi-ud-Din lost his life.
Police said the duo was involved in the abduction and killing of a young boy Huzaif Ashraf Kuttay, a resident of Manzgam DH Pora.
Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. Police have registered a case. Further investigation is underway. (ANI)