Srinagar: Two charred bodies of militants were recovered as the 40-hour long gun battle Friday came to an end at Hassanabad village of Arwani area in south Kashmir.
According to police, during the search operation
after the gunfight was called off two bodies of militants and three AK-Rifles along with other incriminating material has been recovered so far.
“DNA samples from the bodies have been collected for their identification,” police said in a statement.
Police further said that upon specific information about the presence of militants in the house of one Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Qadir Ganie at Hassanpora, Tavila Arwani an operation was launched by joint team of Anantnag, Awantipora police along with Army and CRPF, Police said.
“The house was cordoned off and when the security forces party entered into the house for searching, militants fired on them. The fire was retaliated and the ensuing gun battle lasted for almost two days. The operation concluded when a joint team of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF’s quick action team (QAT) stormed the house and cleared it. The cover fire to the storming team was given by army troops,” police further said.
Talking to KNS, Special DGP Coordination, Law and Order, Dr S P Vaid said the slain militants have been identified as Rahil Amin and Majid Zargar, both the militants were LeT commanders.
He said the DNA samples have been taken only for the record and final confirmation. (KNS)