Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces trace infiltrator militants, engage them in gun fight in Rajouri

Amid the ongoing encounter between the security forces and the militants, the authorities refuted reports of a terror attack at a CRPF camp, but ordered closure of all educational institutions in the tehsil as a precautionary measure.

PTI March 28, 2018 14:49:50 IST
Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces trace infiltrator militants, engage them in gun fight in Rajouri

Jammu: A gun fight broke out on Wednesday between the security personnel and some militants, who had infiltrated from across the LoC four-five days back in Rajouri sector and were traced to be in its Sunderbani tehsil after days of combing operations, the police said.

Amid the ongoing encounter between the security forces and the militants, the authorities refuted reports of a terror attack at a CRPF camp, but ordered closure of all educational institutions in the tehsil as a precautionary measure.

Jammu and Kashmir Security forces trace infiltrator militants engage them in gun fight in Rajouri

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"An encounter has broken out between Nowshera-Sunderbani belt after a group of infiltrator militants were intercepted by the security forces today," Jammau and Kashmir Director General of Police SP Vaid told PTI.

He refuted reports of a terror attack by the militants terming them as "totally false."

Giving further details, Rajouri SSP Yougal Manhas said three bags of ammunition and explosives were recovered from outside a CRPF camp in Sunderbani.

As per the reports, a security guard manning the gate of a CRPF camp at Sodra in Sunderbani area fired some warning shots and raised an alarm after he detected some suspicious movement near the paramilitary camp.

The police and security forces had been conducting search and combing operation to track down the suspected infiltrating militants for four to five days in Sunderbani.

Denying reports of an attack on the CRPF camp, CRPF PRO Ashish Kumar Jha said there was such attack on the paramilitary force camp in Sunderbani.

He said the alert troops had detected some suspicious movement and had fired some warning shots.

Rajouri Deputy Commissioner Shahid Iqbal Choudary ordered the closure of all the educational institutions in Sunderbani sector in wake of the search operation.

"The schools shall remain closed in the Sunderbani division on Wednesday as a precautionary measure," he said.

Last night, two militants had entered into the house of one Bushan Kumar Sharma in Bunpori-Yoginallah area in Sunderbani and had forced them to prepare food, which they had taken away along with themselves, the reports said.

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