Baramulla gunfight: Army man succumbs, militant held alive

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An army personnel who was injured in a gunfight in Baramulla district yesterday, succumbed to his injuries at Srinagar hospital on Thursday, officials said.

An official said that the army man of 52 Rashtriya Rifles had received bullet injuries during a gunfight in Wanseeran Taripora yesterday.

He said that the injured army man was evacuated to a hospital in Srinagar, where he succumbed to injuries today.

“LtGenUpendraDwivedi, ArmyCdrNC & all ranks of NorthernComd convey heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Rifleman Kulbushan Manta who succumbed to his injuries while fighting terrorists at Baramulla on 27 October 22. May his soul rest in peace(sic),” norther army command tweeted.

Meanwhile, a police spokesman in a statement said that during a search operation a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant has been arrested alive.

“One militant of LeT namely Nisar Ahmad Bhat S/O Mohd Akbar Bhat R/O Shrakwara Kreeri, District Baramulla was apprehended alive.” police said, adding that another militant of LeT, Usman of Pakistan, who is wanted in various cases, is being pursued.

One modified AKS 74u, one magazine, 28 rounds among other incriminating materials have been recovered from the apprehended militant, the statement said. (KNO)

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