Srinagar: In a rare incident, after being encircled by forces, two newly recruited militants have reportedly surrendered before Police in Tujjar Shalpora area of North Kashmir’s Sopore on Thursday.
Inspector General of Police Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, told Global News Service that upon information, Police and government forces encircled the militants.
Afterwards, IGP said, Police brought the militants’ families to the encounter site to persuade them to surrender. “Eventually, they surrendered before Police.”
“Congratulations to their families. Newly recruited militants should come back into the mainstream,” the IGP added.
Earlier, a joint team of forces had launched a cordon-and-search-operation after getting specific information about the presence of some militants in Tujjar area.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sopore, Javaid Iqbal, told Kashmir News Observer that both the trapped militants surrendered before the forces at Tujjar Shalpora.
Quoting sources, the agency reported that surrendering militants were identified as Abid Mushtaq War and Mehraj ud din War — both residents of Wadoora Sopore. “They had gone missing on September 24 this year and joined militancy.”