Three militants killed, assistant sub-inspector of JK police martyred in encounter


PTI, Aug 30, 2020, 9:06 AM IST

Srinagar: Three militants and an assistant sub-inspector of Jammu and Kashmir Police were killed in a gunfight on the outskirts of the city here on Sunday, August 30, police said.

“Militants fired on a joint ”naka” of police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Pantha Chowk area late on Saturday night,” a police official said.

He said that the joint parties of the forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation there.

“During the searches in the area, the militants again fired on the search party of the forces, who retaliated, leading to an encounter,” the official said.

A tight cordon was maintained throughout the night and the firing resumed this morning, he said.

He said that three militants were killed in the gunfight.

“An assistant sub-inspector of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Babu Ram, was also killed in the operation,” the official added.

“The operation is going on and further details were awaited,” he said.

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