Militant concerned in civilian killings in Srinagar gunned down in encounter in Pulwama

A militant concerned within the latest civilian killings in Srinagar was gunned down in an encounter with safety forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police stated.

Security forces obtained details about the presence of militants within the Wahibug space of Pulwama, following which a cordon and search operation there, they stated.

Police stated the search operation became an encounter by which one militant was killed.

“One #terrorist of #Srinagar City involved in recent civilian killing, neutralised in #Pulwama #encounter,” IGP, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar tweeted.

The slain extremely was recognized as Shahid Bashir Sheikh, a resident of Srinagar, police stated.

They stated one AK-47 rifle, together with ammunition, was recovered from the location of the encounter.

“He (Sheikh) was involved in the killing of a civilian, Mohammad Shafi Dar — an employee of Power Development Department, on 2/10/21. An AK-47 rifle was used in that killing,” police stated.

Meanwhile, one other encounter broke out between militants and safety forces within the Bemina space of Srinagar on Friday night, a police spokesman.

Further particulars are awaited, he added.