Monday, December 4, 2023

Encounter breaks out at Batpora area of Kulgam: Kashmir Police

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On Monday, an altercation erupted in Kulgam’s Batpora neighbourhood. According to the police, the operation in the region is being carried out in collaboration with security forces.

The Kashmir Zone Police informed, “Encounter begins at Batpora area of Kulgam. Police and security forces are carrying out the operation”. Further details are awaited.

Earlier in the day, an infiltration bid was foiled along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kupwara district of north Kashmir as security forces killed two terrorists and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition, said police.

According to police, the terrorists were trying to infiltrate the LoC near Tekri Nar area of Machil sector in Kupwara.

“Based on intelligence input of likely infiltration in Machil Sector of Kupwara district, troops were put on high alert and joint ambushes of Police and Army were laid. Today, on September 25, 2022, two armed infiltrators were observed approaching the LoC near Tekri Nar taking advantage of bad weather. Both the infiltrators were challenged and engaged in a fierce firefight. In the ensuing firefight, both the terrorists were eliminated,” the statement reads.

The Police said that the identification of the killed terrorists is yet to be ascertained.

The security forces also recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition including two AK-47 rifles, six AK magazines, 53 AK-rounds, four hand grenades, two Pistols, two Pistol Magazines and 35 Pistol Rounds.

“Pakistani currency three notes of Rs 1000, two notes of Rs 500 and seven notes of Rs 50 were recovered from the possession of the killed terrorists,” the police added.

Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation is in progress.

In August, the Indian Army stopped a Pakistani terrorist infiltration attempt in Uri sector forwarding regions, killing three terrorists.

Following a search of the area, the Indian Army discovered the terrorists’ bodies, as well as a considerable quantity of war-like supplies, including two AK weapons, one Chinese M-16 rifle, and other ammunition.

The Army has repelled a fourth infiltration attempt along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir in the previous three days.

The operation, according to the PRO (Defence) Srinagar, was launched based on specific inputs from Army Intelligence agencies.

“Consequently, on 24th Aug afternoon, multiple ambushes were laid to trap the infiltrators. Intensive electronic surveillance of the suspected area led to the detection of the attempt at 0700h on 25th Aug. Terrorists were hoping to use the cover of thick undergrowth, foliage and continuous rain and low clouds to infiltrate,” said Defence PRO.

The successful action of the Indian Army not only resulted in the elimination of three Pakistani terrorists, but also in the thwarting of Pakistan’s malicious schemes and purpose to disrupt peace, prosperity, and normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir.

The use of electronic surveillance and intelligence-based operations remains the mainstay of IA operations against Pakistan-sponsored terror in Jammu and Kashmir, according to the statement.

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