Shopain, February 27: Zeenat ul Islam a local from Memander shopian who has been active with Jaish from last 8 to 10 months is believed to be trapped in his native village along with his one or two associates.
Pertinently on 10 July 2018 father of Zeenat, Mohammad Ishaq Naikoo died due to massive cardiac arrest after rumours spread that Zeenat is trapped in Kundulan village od shopian however later it was clearified that Zeenat was not among the trapped militants but not before his father’s death.
Pertinently gunfight broke out in Memendar area of Shopian at around 4: 30 am on Wednesday after forces had cordoned off the area on specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area.
On intensifying search towards suspected spot, hiding militants fired upon forces which was retialated triggered encounter, official had said.
Meanwhile as per local sources told KNO heavy exchange of fire is going on.