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All three youth left homes yesterday, Families urge LG to probe encounter at highest level

Jehangeer Ganaie

Pulwama, Dec 30: None of the three youth who were killed in an encounter at Lawaypora area of Srinagar outskirts on Wednesday had any case or FIR against them in their respective police stations neither was any missing report filed about them in South Kashmir’s Pulwama or Shopian districts.

A police official told news agency—KNO, in Rajpora police station, there is no militancy related case against the two youth killed in Lawaypora encounter—Aijaz Maqbool Ganai, 20, and Athar Mushtaq Wani, 19. “There was no missing complaint lodged in Rajpora police station about the duo,” the official said.

He said that there is not a single case of stone pelting or any adverse complaint against the slain duo in Rajpora police station. Aijaz belonged to Putrigam area of Pulwama while Athar hailed from Below, Pulwama, both areas falling under the jurisdiction of police station Rajpora.

“There is nothing adverse against the slain duo in police records,” a police official said.

Similarly, the third slain youth Zubair Ahmed Lone of Tukrwangan, Shopian that comes under the jurisdiction of police station Zainpora had left his home at 1 o’ clock yesterday afternoon. “He was into shuttering business,” a family member said. Police sources in Zainapora police station said that there was no complaint against Zubair with them. “He was never booked for any adverse thing including creating law and order or taking part in stone pelting. There is no militancy record with us about Zubair neither was any missing complaint lodged by his family as he was with his family till yesterday afternoon,” the police sources said.

Meanwhile, family members of slain trio urged the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to order a probe at the highest level to find out reality about “Lawaypora gunfight.” Pertinently, earlier in the day, addressing a joint press conference with the police, GoC Kilo Force H S Sahi said that three militants were killed in Lawaypora encounter as they refused repeated surrender offers. He said that the slain trio were planning a big strike on security forces in the area. One Ak-47 rifle and two pistols were recovered from the slain trio, as per police—(KNO)

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‘Militant associate’ arrested in Kupwara; 10 grenades, 182 bullets recovered

(Asian News Hub) – Army and police have recovered ten grenades and 182 rounds of Ak-47 rifle from a militant associate who was arrested in Kralpora area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, official sources said on Tuesday.

They said army 160 Territorial Army and SOG Kralpora arrested the “militant associate” Abdul Ahad Lone based on specific information. “10 grenades and 182 Ak-47 rounds” have been recovered from his possession.They said middle-aged man was associated with Al-Badr formerly.

A police officer confirmed the arrest and said that further investigations are underway.

GNS

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Three unidentified militants killed in Anantnag

(Asian News Hub) – Three unidentified militants have been killed in an encounter that raged between government forces and militants in Vailoo area of Kokernag belt in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday.

A senior police officer told that three unidentified militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained while as operation is on in the area.

He said the militants turned down repeated surrender offers given to them by government forces.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 19 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 46 militants have been killed in J&K so far this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

KNO

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Militant killed in an ongoing encounter at Anantnag

(Asian News Hub) – One militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter that raged between government forces and militants in Vailoo area of Kokernag belt in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday.

A senior police officer told that one militant has been killed whose identification is being ascertained while as operation is on in the area.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 19 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 44 militants have been killed in J&K so far this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

KNO

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