Militant captured alive in Chadoora gunfight

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 10/17/2020 9:25:47 AM

SRINAGAR, Oct 16: A militant was captured alive during a gunfight between militants and security forces in Chadoora area of Budgam district today.
Officials said that one militant was caught alive during the military operation in Chadoora along with an AK-47 rifle.
They said that the militant identified as Jahangir Ahmad Bhat, son of late Noor Mohummad Bhat, a resident of Chadoora Budgam was an associate of ‘deserter’ SPO who recently fled from the SOG camp in Chadoora with 2 AK-47 rifles.
Officials added that ex-SPO identified as Altaf Hassan managed to escape during the operation.
Meanwhile, the army in a tweet said: “Op Chadoora, Budgam. During the search at a joint Mobile Vehicle Check Post at Chadoora, this morning, a terrorist fired at the SF. Area was cordoned. Extensive search was carried out & the terrorist was apprehended with one AK. Joint op concluded.”
The operation began this morning after a joint team of Police, Army’s 53 RR and 181 CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Chadoora.
As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering the operation, officials said.
An official told local news agencies that the Operation is over.
Earlier, he said that firing has stopped from the both sides while searches were on. Earlier, a gunfight raged after police, army’s 53 RR and 181 bn CRPF launched a cordon on the specific input about presence of one to two militants in an open field.
Inspector-General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar told a news agency, Global News Service (GNS), that one militant was arrested during firefight in Chadoora along with an AK-47 rifle.
He was associate of deserted SPO who three days backs fled from the SOG camp Chadoora with 2 AK-47 rifles, the IGP added.
Meanwhile, SPO Altaf Hassan managed to escape from the site during the gunfight, the GNO report said.



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