Srinagar: One militant was apprehended during a gunfight in Chadoora area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday.
Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar told Global News Service that one militant was caught alive during the firefight in Chadoora along with an AK-47 rifle.
He was an associate of deserted SPO who, three days backs, fled from the SOG camp Chadoora along with 2 AK-47 rifles, IGP added.
As per sources, the arrested militant has been identified as Jahangir Ahmad Bhat of Chadoora, who had recently joined the militancy.
Meanwhile, SPO Altaf Hassan managed to escape from encounter site during the gunfight.
Earlier, according to the reports reaching GNs, a joint team of Police, Army’s 55 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Chadoora. As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter. GNS