Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists were neutralised by the joint team of security forces in Khojpura area of Reban village in Shopian on Monday.
According to police spokesman, “late sunday night a specific input was received by Shopian Police about the presence of LeT terrorists hiding in the village Khojpora Reban, Shopian” .
Police spokesman said, “acting upon this input a joint cordon and search operation was launched by the local police, Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF personnel in the area.
“During the search operation, hiding terrorists tried to break the cordon by firing indiscriminately upon the search parties. The troops immediately took cover and retaliated, during retaliation by the security forces the hiding terrorists were neutralized”.
Police spokesman said, “the two terrorists have been identified as Shabir Ahmad Malik @Abu Maviya resident of Tungduno Yaripora Kulgam who was active since December 2017 and Amir Ahmad Dar resident of Wadina Melhoura who was active since 2019”.
During the search of the encounter site 01 AK -47, 01 UBGL, 01 AK-47 magazine, 01 Chinese 5 pistol, 01 magazine of Chinese pistol and 05(No’s) 9 mm live rounds were recovered from the encounter site.
In this connection case FIR No. 11/2020 U/S: -16, 18, 19 ULA (P) Act, 7/27, I Arms ACT, 307 1PC, has been registered in police station Zainapora and the investigation set into motion.
According to police records, Shabir Ahmad Malik @ Abu Mayiya was Pakistan trained terrorist and was involved in various terror related cases in south Kashmir including case FIR NO. 22/2018 U/S:-13, 20 ULA (P) ACT, FIR N0. 73/2019 U/S 13 ULA (P) ACT, 506 RPC, 7/25 I Arms ACT, FIR No 17/2019 U/S:13, 18, 19, 38 39 ULA (P) ACT of Police Station Yaripora of District Kulgam. While as both the terrorists were involved in case FIR No. 58/2019 U/St-16 ULA (P) ACT 436 RPC, 7/25 I A ACT of Police Station Zainapora District Shopian.