Police statement regarding today’s incident in Shopian
Srinagar, January 27:Today on 27-01-2018, a convoy of 10 Gadwal of Army on its way from 12 Sector Hq Balpora Shopian to Maspora, came under heavy stone pelting at village Ganowpora.
Pertinently, Ganowpora is the village of militant Firdous Ahmad, who was recently killed in an encounter on January 24, 2018 at Cheegund, Shopian.
Due to this stone pelting reportedly some army personnel were injured and army personnel retaliated by firing, in which three (03) individuals namely Javiad Ahmad Bhat (20) son of Abdul Rashid Bhat resident of Balpora Shopian, Rayees Ahmad Ganaie (24) son of Mohd Yousuf resident of Nadpora Shopian and Suhail Javaid son of Javaid Ahmad Lone resident of Ganowpora sustained bullet injuries. Javaid Ahmad and Suhail Javaid succumbed to the injuries at District Hospital Pulwama and P.H. Rajpora respectively. Rayees Ahmad Ganaie has been referred to SKIMS Soura where he is being operated upon.
In this connection a case FIR No. 26/2018 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Shopian and investigation has been set into motion.