SRINAGAR: Two militants were killed in an encounter with police and security forces at Paribal Salamabad in Bandipora district, a police spokesman here said Acting on a specific information, Bandipora police along with Army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in village Pribal Salamabad in the jurisdiction of Police Station Hajin, Bandipora during the intervening night of October 10 and 11, 2017. During search operation suspicious movement of militants having arms ammunition was noticed by the joint party in a street who were asked to stop and surrender but they opened fire and lobbed a grenade, in which one Garuda Commando namely Corporal Nalesh Kumar (Air Force) achieved martyrdom on the spot while another Garuda Commando namely Surjeet Miulind Khairum (Air Force) got seriously injured, who later on succumbed to his injuries.
The fire was retaliated in which two militants identified as Nasrullah Mir @ Anna son of Nazir Ahmad Mir resident of Mir Mohalla Hajin and Foreign militant namely Ali Bai @Maaz @Abu Bakker got killed. 02 AK riles, 01 pistol, 19 pistol rounds, 01 grenade, 02 pouches and other ammunition was recovered from the encounter site.
Both the slain militants were involved in many attacks including case FIR number 56/2017 under section 452, 307, 302, 7/27 A. Act RPC, attack on BSF Jawan namely Mohammad Ramzan @rameez at his home, with knives and then fired indiscriminately, in which the said Jawan was martyred and injuries to his old aged father Ghulam Ahmad Parray, two elder brothers Mohammad Afzal Parray, Javid Ahmad Parray and paternal aunt Habla Begum wife of late Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Shah. They were also involved in case FIR number 42/17 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 A. Act firing on patrolling party in which one army captain and two army jawans were injured,
Pertinent to mention here that Nasrullah Mir was also involved in stone pelting case FIR numbers 38/2014, 44/2014 and 52/2014 of Police Station Hajin.