Security forces gunned down 4 terrorists in a swift operation after an encounter broke out at Ban Toll Plaza on Jammu-Srinagar nationwide freeway close to Nagrota in Jammu district in the early hours of Thursday. Two policemen of the Special Operations Group have been additionally injured in the change of fireside. They have been recognized as Kuldeep Raj (32) of Akhnoor in Jammu district and Mohammad Ishaq Malik (40) of Neel Qasim Banihal in Ramban district. Both have been admitted in Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu with neck accidents. Their situation is alleged to be steady.
The encounter between terrorists and security forces began round 4.50 am at Ban Toll Plaza on Jammu-Srinagar nationwide freeway.
Inspector-General of Police, Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh stated that the truck was ferrying the terrorists to Kashmir.
“It was put to checking by the policemen at the toll plaza because we had intelligence inputs with us,” Singh stated. He additional stated, “in the exchange of fire four terrorists were eliminated and two constables were injured. Terrorists lobbed grenades on security forces during checking. The truck also caught fire and few grenades also exploded inside it during the exchanges”.
“The area is now being sanitised” he added. The IGP knowledgeable that in the run-up to the DDC elections, security forces have been getting intelligence inputs of potential infiltration by Pakistan terrorists.
“This morning when the truck was stopped for checking at the toll plaza, the driver fled from the spot and as soon as a joint team of police and the CRPF started checking the vehicle, a heavy volume of firing commenced,” he stated. Security forces instantly began retaliating. The terrorists additionally lobbed grenades on the security personnel, he added.
In the three-hour-long operation, all 4 terrorists have been eradicated, he stated and added that 11 AK 47 rifles, three pistols, 29 stay grenades, six UBGL grenades, cell phones, compass, pithu luggage and different ammunition have been recovered from the slain terrorists.
The slain ultras belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammad terror outfit. “It appeared that they were given a task to carry out a major terror strike,” Singh acknowledged.
It appeared additionally they adopted the same modus-operandi of infiltrating from throughout the International Border (IB) in Jammu area earlier than boarding a Kashmir-bound truck on Pathankot-Jammu nationwide freeway the previous evening, stated a senior police officer.
“However, forces eliminated them in a swift operation,” he added. He additional stated it appeared the terrorists entered by recent infiltration from Samba sector.
Earlier, Jammu district police chief SSP Shridhar Patil instructed HT that “around 5 am some terrorists opened fire at security forces near Ban Toll Plaza in Nagrota area. They were hiding in a vehicle.”
CRPF spokesman Shivnandan Singh stated, like January 31 this 12 months, a gaggle of terrorists had opened hearth on a joint celebration of police and CRPF at Ban Toll plaza round 5 am on Thursday. “They probably came in a vehicle,” he added.
Meanwhile, advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, visited GMC Jammu and met the jawans who suffered accidents whereas preventing with the terrorists in Nagrota encounter this morning.
During his go to, Bhatnagar requested the medical officers in regards to the situation of each the jawans. He directed the medical superintendent to make sure that the injured jawans be given the absolute best medical care and directed fixed monitoring of the injured personnel. He complimented the injured jawans for his or her bravery and warranted all help to them.
On January 31, a gaggle of terrorists had opened hearth at a police group close to Ban Toll Plaza, triggering a gunfight in which three ultras have been killed and a policeman acquired injured.