Srinagar, March 25: Today on specific input regarding presence of militants Budgam police, 53 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Khan Mohalla, Arizal jurisdiction of Police station Beerwah.
During search, militants tried to flee and came out of house and fired indiscriminately on Security Forces. In retaliation one unknown militant has been neutralized, whose identity and affiliation is being ascertained. Arms and ammunition have been recovered.
Meanwhile in the incident one lady received injury in thigh while the hiding militant was trying to escape firing indiscriminately. She has been promptly evacuated to hospital by the police for medical treatment and her condition is now reported to be stable. The area is under cordon and search is being done.
No collateral damage has occurred during operation. Legal proceedings have been initiated by police and investigation taken up.