Awantipora Encounter: Police Identifies both Slain militants

Police in its early morning statement today said that its informed that the killed militants have been identified as Yawar Ahmad Najar of Darganie Gund Tral and from the incriminating materials recovered from the site of encounter the other militant has been identified as foreigner codenamed Umar from Pakistan.

Both the killed militants as per police records were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM and were wanted by law for their complicity in a series of terror crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities.

According to the police records, both of them had a history of terror crime cases and were part of groups involved in planning & executing series of terror attacks in the area and many other civilian atrocities.

As per the records available with police, they were involved in series of terror attacks in Tral and Awantipora area including killing of civilian at Reshipora Tral on 18 March 2019, firing on Security Forces at Zaji Kurd Lalpora forests on 07 April 2019, attack on Security Forces at Sofigund Forest on 09 April 2019, attack on civilian at Nowpora Awantipora on 29 March 2019, IED explosion at Amlar Tral road during the interveining night of 02/03 March 2019. Several terror crime cases were registered against them.

Incriminating material including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes.

People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any.

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