Detailed Police Version of Awantipora encounter
Srinagar, December 22: Police today in a statement regarding the encounter at Awantipora, it is further informed that the killed militants have been identified as Soliha Mohammad Akhoon son of Ghulam Mohammad Akhoon resident of Arampora Tral, Faisal resident of Amlar, Nadeem Ahmad Sofi son of Muzzafar Ahmad Sofi resident of Batagund Tral, Rasiq Mir son of Ghulam Qadir Mir resident of Mir Mohalla Dadsara Tral, Rouf and Umar both residents of Dadsara Tral.
All the six militants were wanted by the law for their complicity in a series of terror crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities. This militant group was part of Zakir Mousa faction and was active in district Pulwama.
As per Police records, Rasiq had a long history of terror crime records since last five years. Several terror cases were registered against him including case FIR number 170/2016 under section 13, 18, 18E, 20 ULAP Act.
Soliha according to police records also had a long history of terror crimes since 2015 and was involved in several terror attacks on security establishments and many other civilian atrocities in the area.
Similarly Nadeem and Umar were also involved in several terror crimes. Also Rouf and Faisal were involved in planning and executing many terror attacks in the area.
Bodies of all the six militants after completion of medico legal formalities were handed over to their legal heirs.
Arms & ammunition including rifles were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken in the case records for further investigation and probe their complicity in other terror cases.
Citizens are once again requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials.