Police on Thrusday issued a statement regarding Kakriyal encounter, it said that on12.09.2018 at about 0805 hours during checking by flying squad at Domail, Police Party signaled a truck bearing No.JK03-1476 which was on its way from Jammu to Srinagar to stop. In the meantime 03 militants who were boarding the said truck opened fire.
One person received bullet injury and the militants managed to escape in the forest area of Jhajjar Kotli. Truck was seized and driver and helper were arrested. One AK-56, loaded magazines, one Chinese Pistol and other incriminating material was recovered from the site.
To track the militants massive Cordon and Search Operations were launched by Police, CRPF and Army in the villages near Katra. The security components of Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine were also alerted. A lookout notice was issued through social and mass media.
Three SsP of Reasi, Udhampur, Jammu, Addl. SP Katra and SDPO Nagrota rushed to the spot after receiving information. DIG Jammu Bhim Sen Tuti commanded the operations alongwith Army and CRPF, IGP Jammu Dr. S.D Singh Jamwal who was at Delhi for a meeting rushed back and joined the operations. The vast area was kept under tight cordon during the night and with day break contact was established after militants were tracked at Kakrayal. The exchange of fire continued till 5 p m this evening. In this encounter all the three militants were neutralized. SDPO Nagrota two officers of CRPF and some police and security force men were injured.
It seems a case of fresh infiltration of yesterday morning from Pakistan most likely from Hiranagar belt of International Border. These militants had come from Pakistan to disturb peace and cause violence against the people of State.
Preliminary investigation points that the militants belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammad.Bodies of all the three militants have been recovered. Arms and ammunition have also been recovered from the militants.
DGP J&K Dilbag Singh IPS has complimented the role of the Police, CRPF, Army and general public of the area who cooperated with the operational parties from yesterday which led to successful culmination of the operations and averted a big threat from the militants to peace and security in the State.
He has also wished speedy recovery to the officers and jawans of police and security forces injured in this operation.