Police says on Batamaloo fiasco
Srinagar: Security forces in Batamaloo area in District Srinagar jointly launched searches in the pre dawn hours today, based on credible leads about the presence of militants in the area, a spokesman of the police said.
While the searches in the area were going on, militants hiding in a house which had a proper hideout for them fired indiscriminately on the security forces. In the initial burst of fire, three jawans sustained injuries and were evacuated to the hospital for medical attention. However, one of them identified as SgCt Parvaiz succumbed to his injuries.
Security forces exercised maximum restraint in retaliation considering the residential population and other civil establishments around the area. A massive search operation is underway in the area as it is understood that in the exchange of fire militants are also injured.
However, incriminating material was recovered from the site of encounter. Besides two accomplices of the militants have been detained.
Police has registered a case and investigation has been initiated in the instant matter, the spokesman added.