Militants today morning abducted three cops in District Shopian and later killed them brutally in an inhuman act of militancy. They were identified as Nisar Ahmad Dhobi son of Abdul Rashid resident of Kapren, Shopian, Firdous Kuchay son of Abdul Gani resident of Batagund, Shopian and Kulwant Singh son of Dhoop Singh resident of Batagund, Shopian.
Bodies of all the three jawans were retrieved by police and wreath laying ceremony was held at DPL Shopian. Police has registered a case in this regard.
Preliminary investigation reveals the complicity of proscribed militant outfits HM & LeT in this barbaric act of militancy. Further investigation is going on to identify the culprits in the crime.
Moreover, in an encounter at Shukbaba area in Sumlar village of Bandipora, security forces today eliminated all the five militants. The killed militants were affiliated with proscribed militant outfit LeT. Apparently they were part of freshly infiltrated group.
Huge quantity of arms, ammunition and incriminating material was recovered from the site of encounter.
Police has registered a case and investigation is going on.