Terrorist arrested in Anantnag encounter


Srinagar: A terrorist was arrested in an injured condition during an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district on Thursday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Baba Gund Khaleel area in Anantnag district following information about presence of terrorists there, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after terrorists opened fire on the security forces.
One terrorist was arrested by the security forces in an injured condition and rushed to SMHS hospital here, the official said.
He said the arrested terrorist, who sustained bullet injury in the abdomen, was identified as Zaheer Abbas Lone, a resident of Pulwama district.
Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes.
In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been initiated.
Meanwhile, Anantnag police received information about a terror crime incident at Bijbehara area where terrorists hurled a grenade upon joint deployment of Police and CRPF. Senior police officers reached at the terror crime spot.
Preliminary investigation revealed that terrorists had hurled a grenade upon joint deployment of Police and CRPF near SDH Bijbehara area of Anantnag in which one CRPF personnel of 40 BN CRPF got injured. The injured personnel was evacuated to nearby hospital for the treatment of his injuries.
Police has registered a case FIR no. 257/2020 under relevant sections of law in this regard. Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime. Area has been cordoned and search in the area is going on.

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