On Saturday, the Indian security forces launched a search operation in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district. The search operation has been launched in the same region where the militants killed a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan, who was at his home during vacation. Apart from murdering the BSF Jawan, the militants left 4 civilians severely injured on September 27 at Hajin.

Confirming the reports of extensive search operations in Bandipora area, official sources said that the Indian Army along with other security forces including Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have launched a joint search operation in Hajin. The operation was carried out following a tip-off, alerting them about the presence of militants in the region.

As per reports, the forces have sealed all the exit points and are conducting searches in the region. However, the sources claimed that no contact has been established with the militants.
The Kashmir Valley witnesses most of the tension because of militant activities in the region. On September 28, the militants killed a Border Security Forces (BSF) jawan who was at his residence in Hajin, Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The BSF jawan identified as Ramzan Parray was unarmed at the time when militants attacked his house. Sources claimed that militants wanted to abduct him.
After facing resistance from the family members of the jawan who were present at home, the militants opened fire on Parray and his family members. The BSF jawan died on spot and four of his family members were left critically injured.

Commenting on the matter, Deputy General of Jammu and Kashmir police SP Vaid criticized the incident terming it as ‘inhumane and barbaric’. He further added that the militants will be tracked and punished.

The BSF jawan, Ramzan Parray, was just 32-years-old and had come to his house during vacations. Parray was serving as a constable with 73rd battalion of BSF.

First Published | 30 September 2017 3:13 PM
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