Awantipora Encounter: Police Version

June 14: Apropos our earlier press release regarding encounter at Braw Bandina area of Awantipora, it is further informed that the killed terrorists have been identified as Irfan Ahmad Degu @Abu Zarar of Naina Litter Pulwama and Tasaduk Amin Shah of Kadlabal Pampore.

Both the killed terrorists as per police records were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT and were wanted by law for their complicity in terror crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities.

According to police records, Irfan was part of groups involved in planning & executing series of terror attacks in the area and many other civilian atrocities. He was involved in case FIR No 35 of 2018 pertaining to attack on security forces in Ellahibagh Pulwama in which one jawan had attained martyrdom. Tasaduk as per the police records was involved in Case FIR No 27/2019 of PS Pantha Chowk pertaining to killing of civilian. Several terror crime cases were registered against them.

Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes.

People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any.

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