Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested two accomplices of militants from the gunfight site in Srinagar’s Batamaloo area.
In a statement issued here the spokesman said that government forces in jointly launched searches in the pre dawn hours today , based on credible leads about the presence of militants in the area.
He said that during searches militants fired indiscriminately on the forces, “Militants hiding in a house which had a proper hideout for them fired indiscriminately on the security forces .In the initial burst of fire, three troopers sustained injuries and were evacuated to the hospital for medical attention. However one of them identified as Sgct Parvaiz succumbed to his injuries ,” he said.
Adding that forces exercised maximum restraint in retaliation considering the residential population and other civil establishments around the area, “ A massive search operation was underway in the area as it was understood that in the exchange of fire militants were also injured,” he added.
However, incriminating material was recovered from the site of encounter, “Besides two accomplices of the militants have been detained,” he said.
Police has registered a case and investigation has been initiated in the instant matter.