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J-K: IPS officer's brother among 6 terrorist killed in encounters

ANI | Updated: Jan 22, 2019 21:45 IST

Shopian (Jammu and Kashmir) Jan 22 (ANI): Brother of a serving IPS officer was among the six terrorists who were killed in two separate encounters in Shopian and Budgam districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
Identified as Shamsul Haq Mengnoo, son of Mohammad Rafiq resident of Dragad Shopian was a student of BUMS before he quit the same to join Hizbul Mujahideen.
Shamsul's elder brother is a 2012 batch IPS officer with an MBBS degree and is presently serving in Assam.
According to police records, Shamsul Haq Mengnoo was part of terror conspiracies along with others leading to weapon snatching, recruitment to terror fold, attacks on security forces and so on. Several terrorism-related cases were registered against him.
Mengoo was killed in the Shermal encounter along with two other terrorists identified as Aamir Suhail Bhat and Ahmad Shah, both residents of Shopian district.
"The killed terrorists as per the police records were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit HM and were wanted by the law for their complicity in a series of terror crimes including an attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities," informed Jammu and Kashmir police in a press statement.
Commenting on the encounter Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, SP Pani told ANI, "Three terrorists each have been killed in the two encounters. Arms and ammunition recovered from their possession. Both encounters took place in open area hideouts. Security forces managed these operations very well,”
After the encounter, clashes erupted between stone-pelters and the security forces during which four photojournalists, covering the developments, sustained pellet injuries. (ANI)