TSL NEWS NETWORK
May 22: In the ensuing encounter at Gopalpora of D.H. Pora area in district Kulgam, 02 terrorists were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter.
They were identified as Irfan Manzoor Bhat of Poniwah Kulgam and Zahid Ahmad Mantoo of Ferripora Shopian. According to the police records, the killed terrorists were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit HM. They were wanted by law for their complicity in terror crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities.
On a credible input, a cordon & search operation was launched by police and security forces and during the search operation, the hiding terrorists fired on the search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter.
As per police records Zahid was involved in planning & executing series of terror attacks in the area and many other civilian atrocities. Several terror crime cases were registered against him. He was involved in case pertaining to the killing of three policemen at Batgund Shopian last year. He was also involved in case pertaining to terror attacks and civilian atrocities in the area.
Irfan had joined the proscribed terror outfit HM recently and was part of terror group involved in the killing of Abdul Majeed Dar of Shalipora Kulgam for which case FIR No. 40/2019 was registered in P/S Kulgam. Some other criminal cases were also registered against him.
Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. Police have registered a case and all these materials have been taken in the case records for the purpose of investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes.