Police statement regarding yesterday shopian encounter

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By Fast Kashmir on 10/10/2017.

Police statement regarding yesterday shopian encounter

Srinagar, October 10: Three Militants affiliated with HM were killed in an encounter with police and security forces in Keller area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district, yesterday. They were involved in many antinational and anti social activities.
Zahid Ahmad Mir along with Irfan Abdullah Ganie were involved in weapon snatching at residential guard at Tukroo. They were also involved in attack on Constable Mohammad Ashraf resident of Keegam at his residence. Besides the duo were involved in many case FIR’s of Police Station Shopian, Zainapora and Keller.
Zahid was also involved in many firing incidents including firing on residential house of MLA Shopian, residential house of Farooq Ahmad resident of Tukroo Shopian, Police guard Pinjer and Police Station Shopian.
Irfan Abdullah Ganie was involved in the attack on 55RR and 14 Bn CRPF at Heff.
Asif Ahmad Paul was involved in case FIR number 75/2016 under section 379 RPC, 6 Forest Act of Police Station Keller.
As has been reported that acting on a tip off, Shopian police along with 44 RR and 14 Bn CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Gatipora Keller area of Shopian district. During searches, terrorists hiding in the area fired upon the search party. The fire was retaliated, ensuing an encounter.
Three terrorists were killed in the encounter who were later identified as Zahid Ahmad Mir son of Shamim Ahmad resident of Ganowpora Palpora Shopian, Irfan Abdullah son of Mohammad Abdullah Ganie resident of Heff Shopian and Asif Ahmad Paul son of Bashir Ahmad resident of Kathaw Hallan Shopian.