POLICE MEDIA CENTRE, PHQ SRINAGAR

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Press release….Bandipora

Srinagar, August 13: Bandipora police along with 13 RR launched a cordon and search operation after the inputs regarding the presence of militants in Wahab, Parray Mohalla in the jurisdiction of Police Station Hajin. During the search operation militants hiding in the area fired upon the joint search party.

        Two police personnel identified as Ct Mukhtar Ahmad, Ct Mohammad Ashraf and army personnel identified as Sepoy Raj Kumar were injured. All the injured were shifted to hospital for treatment where their condition is said to be stable. More details awaited.

Note, S-08/17/602

Lady dies, 03 injured in road accidents

Srinagar, August 13: A lady died while three others were injured in different road accidents in Kashmir valley.

In Kulgam, a Truck bearing registration number JK02S-9387 hit and injured a pedestrian lady namely Fareeda Begum resident of Kujjar, Tangbal at Kujjar in the jurisdiction of Police Station Yaripora. The injured lady was shifted to Sub District Hospital Yaripora for treatment where she succumbed to her injuries. After completion of legal formalities, the body of the deceased was handed over to her next of kins for last rites. Kulgam police has registered a case in this regard.

In Handwara, an unknown Scooty hit and injured a pedestrian lady namely Nazeera Begum resident of Mahadyari, Doolipora, Handwara  at Hangalpora in the jurisdiction of Police Station Vilgam. She was shifted to hospital for treatment. Handwara police has registered a case in this regard.

In Budgam, a Tipper bearing registration number JK04B-3072 driven by Mohammad Ashraf Khan resident of Beerwah hit a passenger Auto bearing registration number JK01F-9335 driven by Tasaduq Hussain Dar resident of Hamdania Colony, Bemina at Sabden, resulting  in injuries to the Auto driver. The injured was shifted to JVC Hospital, Bemina for treatment. Budgam police has registered a case in this regard.

In Kupwara, a motorcycle met with an accident at Darpora, Lolab in the jurisdiction of Police Station  Lalpora, resulting in injuries to the motorcyclist identified as Aquib  Ahmad Mir  resident of Darpora, Lalpora. The injured was shifted to District Hospital Kupwara for treatment. Kupwara police has registered a case in this regard.

Note, S-08/17/603

03 HM militants killed in Shopian encounter

Srinagar, August 13: Three HM militants were killed in an encounter with police and security forces at Awneera village of Zainapora Shopian.

        Acting on a specific information, Shopian police along with 03 RR, 14 Bn and 177 Bn CRPF launched a cordon and search operation at Awneera village in the jurisdiction of Police Station Zainapora, Shopian. During the search operation, militants hiding in the area fired upon the joint search party. The fire was retaliated, ensuing an encounter.

         Three HM militants were killed in the encounter. The slain militants were identified as Irfan-ul-Haq resident of Maldara Zainapora and Umar Majeed Mir resident of Kulgam. The identity of the third militant is being ascertained.

        Arms and ammunition was recovered from the encounter site.

Five army personnel were injured during the encounter who were shifted to hospital for treatment. Among the injured, two army personnel succumbed to their injuries and achieved martyrdom.

        The slain militants were involved in many anti national and unlawful activities.

        Umer Majeed Mir was involved in grenade attack on security forces at Yaripora and many firing incidents including Yaripora and Kanjikullah. He was also involved in bank robbery case of PS Yaripora.

        Irfan-ul-Haq was involved in many cases including grenade attacks and firing on security personnel. He along with this associates was involved in the killing of shopkeeper resident of Heff and Adv. Imtiyaz Ahmad Khan resident of Pinjora. He was involved in attack on guards of MLA Shopian and MLC Showkat Ahmad. He was also involved in firing on Bn Hqrs IRP 18th Bn Reshipora and on Army party at Moolu Chitragam.

At the time of withdrawal of the CASO party from the encounter site, the militants fired indiscriminately upon army vehicles in which one person namely Mohammad Syed of Shopian was injured. He was shifted to hospital for treatment.

The media persons who had gone to cover the encounter got stuck when the militants fired upon the CASO party when it was de-inducting. The media persons were evacuated in bullet proof vehicles of police.

Note, S-08/17/604

Condolence meeting held at PCR Kashmir for Late Mrs Geeta Chaturvadi

Srinagar, August 13: A condolence meeting was held at Police Control Room Kashmir to condole the death of Mrs Geeta Chaturvedi wife of A.C Chaturvedi, a former DG of Police  who breathed her last at her home in Rehari Chungi Jammu.

The Kashmir based officers of J&K Police attended the condolence meeting which was chaired by Director General of Police Dr. S.P Vaid. Two minute silence was observed and the officers prayed for the peace of the departed soul. On behalf of J&K Police, DGP expressed sympathies with the bereaved family.

Police Wives Welfare Association (PWWA) has also expressed the condolences on the demise of Mrs Geeta Chaturvadi. On behalf of the members of PWWA, Chairperson Mrs Bharti Vaid has conveyed  heart felt condolences to the bereaved family and has also prayed for the peace of the departed soul.

Note, S-08/17/605

Condolence meeting held at PCR Kashmir for Late Mrs Geeta Chaturvadi

Srinagar, August 13: A condolence meeting was held at Police Control Room Kashmir to condole the death of Mrs Geeta Chaturvedi wife of A.C Chaturvedi, a former DG of Police  who breathed her last at her home in Rehari Chungi Jammu.

The Kashmir based officers of J&K Police attended the condolence meeting which was chaired by Director General of Police Dr. S.P Vaid. Two minute silence was observed and the officers prayed for the peace of the departed soul. On behalf of J&K Police, DGP expressed sympathies with the bereaved family.

Police Wives Welfare Association (PWWA) has also expressed the condolences on the demise of Mrs Geeta Chaturvadi. On behalf of the members of PWWA, Chairperson Mrs Bharti Vaid has conveyed  heart felt condolences to the bereaved family and has also prayed for the peace of the departed soul.

Note, S-08/17/605

   Press release

Srinagar, August 13: Today in the evening after the encounter ended in Shopian, a mob started pelting stones on security forces in Kakapora who were on their way back from the encounter site. While dealing with the mob, one youth identified as Owais Ahmad Dar son of Mohammad Shafi resident of Kakapora suffered pellet injuries. 

The injured was shifted to Srinagar hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries.

Note, S-08/17/606