Army jawan abducted; another jawan, 2 ultras killed in encounter
TWO militants and an Army jawan were killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district, while another jawan was abducted from Shopian on Wednesday.
“Two terrorists have been killed in an ongoing operation in Panar forest area of Bandipora (in north Kashmir),” a defence spokesman said here. He added that a jawan also lost his life in the operation.
Another jawan Aurangzeb, posted in the militant stronghold of Shopian in south Kashmir, was abducted from Kalampora area in Pulwama, while he was proceeding on leave to his home town Rajouri for Eid. Officials said, Aurangzeb belongs to 4 J&K Light Infantry and is posted with the 44 Rashtriya Rifles camp at Shadimarg in Shopian. At about 9 am in the morning, army men from the unit stopped a car asking the driver to drop Aurangzeb in Shopian. Militants stopped the vehicle as it approached Kalampora and abducted the jawan. His bullet-ridden body was recovered at night from Pulwama in South Kashmir: The Army is conducting an inquiry into the incident.
In yet another incident, suspected militants snatched a rifle from a CRPF constable at GRP barracks, about 400 m from Sadura raiway station in Anantnag. The men pelted stones at the constable and a gun-shot was heard. However, local police said there was no report of any firing.
Meanwhile Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday held a meeting with officials from central and state governments, security agencies and paramilitary forces to review security for the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra and discuss the fate of the monthlong unilateral ceasefire.