x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Normalcy returning in Jammu, students flock to schools in large numbers | Flood situation worsens in north India, most other states battle to stay afloat | Army man martyred, 4 injured in Pakistan firing along LoC in Poonch | Twitter Suspends 200 Pakistan Accounts After Anti-India Tweets on Kashmir | Jammu Police nabs rumour mongers from outskirts | Congress & Left Leaders are exposed after removal of Article 370, 35-A: BJP | AJKGRDS condemns demolishing of Guru Ravi Dass Mandir Tughlakabad | Youth Congress condemns detention of senior leaders | Srinagar's uptown markets stand with Modi's decision, resume business | After nukes, Rajnath talks about PoK | Suspense continues over future of JK administrative services, but officials hopeful | Last phase thrown open without inauguration for public convenience | Syed Geelani had internet, phone access during J&K lockdown, 2 BSNL officers suspended | With Kashmir under lockdown, ISPR running Geelani''s Twitter handle? | Munish reaches out to people at Shergarh | Will distribute my salary among needy' | Many schools open with thin attendance | No major law and order situation reported across valley, says J-K Director Information | J&K political parties under intelligence scanner | J&K cadre Ex IPS officer gets 15 years jail in 2009 Drug Case | DC reviews traffic management in Jammu city | Rehabilitation of shopkeepers: Div Com inspects newly constructed shops at Narwal | Anti-India violence not conducive to peace, PM Modi tells Donald Trump over phone call | SC Lawyer Seeks FIR Against Shehla Rashid For Accusing Army Of 'Ransacking Houses' in Kashmir | Northern Railway cancels/diverts trains due to operational reasons in several northern states | LS ex-MPs asked to vacate official bungalows within a week: Housing panel | Retirement age for all Central Forces personnel fixed at 60 years | Delhi High Court seeks response from Centre on Shah Faesal's detention at airport | Flights operations likely to be suspended for 2 weeks from Oct 1 | Former J-K DGP mocks Pak Army Chief | Schools reopen in Ramban; to reopen in Banihal tomorrow | News about seizure of weapons of J&K police SPOs is fake: Home Secy | In daring operation, IAF chopper successfully rescues 4 persons stuck in flooded Tawi river | Centre erred in abrogating Article 370 in J&K, must reverse decision: Ghulam Nabi Azad | Release of detained political activists begins in Kishtwar | Former IAS officer Shah Faesal moves court over detention at Delhi airport | West Pak refugees, Valmikis hopeful post Article 370 | Most educational institutions reopen in Jammu's border districts | NSA Ajit Doval briefs Amit Shah on J&K situation | Jammu-Srinagar National Highway reopened after three-hour-long blockade due to landslide | Holistic approach needed after revoking Article 370: Lt Gen Hooda | Several Gorkhas, Congress Sewa Dal members join BJP in Jammu | POJK DPs Front hails abrogation of Article 370 | Youth Congress condemns detention of senior leaders | JPU celebrates World Photographer Day | ROF urges Govt to resolve pending issues | Congress criticizes BJP for betraying people on statehood | BJP appeals masses not to pay heed to rumours | JTC, SKF demand permanent rehabilitation of KPs | Kailash Kund Yatra arrangements discussed | Back to village Program: 312 identified works started | J&K Bank lowers interest rate on loans by 0.10 pc | Maj Gen Sehrawat takes over as GoC of 71 Sub Area in Udhampur | DDC Poonch reviews working of offices, dev works | Miserbaly failure of prosecution leads to acquittal of charas smugglers | Govt appoints 12 ACFs, 3 Range Officers | Jammu traders demand extension of deadline for filing income tax, GST returns | Court reject bail in POCSO | News about seizure of weapons of J&K police SPOs is fake: Home Secy | Guv advisors review development, security in Doda, Kishtwar | Cong leader criticizes Government | Cross-LoC bus service from Poonch to Rawalakot suspended, 42 PoK residents stranded | Social Welfare Department organizes assessment camp under RVY | Anaemia Mukt Bharat: Workshop held | CBSM organizes composite Mushaira at Akhnoor | Canara Bank conducts bottom- up consultation process | Induction programme held at YCET | ESRM presents nukad "Zindgi Ka Sabak" | BLSKS presents Dogri musical play "Raja Mandlik" | Rich Harvest School organizes Investiture Ceremony | Jammu people participate in Anandutsav | SIPS wins 'Institution of the Year Award' | DPS Jammu excels in inter-school basketball tourney | SMVDU organizes workshop on classroom management | 2 J&K Bn NCC commences camp at Nagrota | NGO hails scraping of Article 370, 35-A | Pakistan threatens India with Atom Bomb | Whether abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of State of J&K is legitimate or not? | Bazigarh and Harijan Basti of Bagh-e-Bahu reel under acute shortage of civic amenities | Back Issues  
 
news details
Five HM militants killed in encounter with police, security forces at Kelam-Devsar
Grenade attack in Lal Chowk Srinagar leads to injuries to 11 persons
2/10/2019 10:49:33 PM
Jehangir Rashid
Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Feb 10: Five local militants owing allegiance to militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) were killed in an encounter with police and security forces at Kelam in South Kashmir's Kulgam district.
In the meantime, four civilians, four police personnel and three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured in a grenade near erstwhile Palladium Cinema here in the evening. The area was cordoned off following the grenade attack however no arrests were made.
Reports said that a joint team of army's 9 RR, CRPF and SOG launched a cordon and search operation in the Kelam-Devsar area in the Kulgam district after receiving inputs that some militants are hiding in the area. As the forces intensified searches towards the house where the militants were hiding the militants fired upon them triggering a gunfight.
The gunfight culminated with the death of five local militants owing allegiance to Hizbul Mujahideen (HM). Some of the arms and ammunition were recovered from the encounter site. One house was completely gutted in the incident while as some other houses suffered minor damages due to the gunfight.
A police spokesman said that based on a credible input about the presence of militants in Kelam area of Devsar in District Kulgam, a cordon and search operation was launched today in the wee hours jointly by police and security forces in the area. As the searches were going on, the search party was fired upon by the militants. The fire was retaliated leading to a gunfight.
"In the ensuing encounter five militants were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. Incriminating material including arms and ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter. Police has registered a case and initiated investigation in the matter," said the spokesman.
The militants killed in the operation have been identified as Waseem Ahmad Rather son of Bashir Ahmad Rather resident of Ashmuji-Kulgam, Aqib Nazir Mir son of Nazir Ahmad resident of Zangulpora-Devsar, Parvaiz Ahmad Bhat son of Bashir Ahmad resident of Mukdam Mohalla Qaimoh, Idrees Ahmad Bhat son of Mohammad Ramzan Bhat resident of Arwani and Zahid Ahmad Parray son of Abdul Hamid resident of Gopalpora-Damhal Hanjipora.
The spokesman said that as per police records, it was a combined group of proscribed militant outfits HM and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and their exact affiliations are being ascertained. They were wanted by the law for their complicity in a series of attacks on security establishments and civilian atrocities.
The spokesman said that Waseem, Aqib and Parvaiz were involved in the killings of a civilian Mohammad Iqbal Kawa resident of Kelam and local army personnel Mukhtar Ahmad son of Ghulam Hassan Malik resident of Shurat, for which cases stand registered in concerned police stations.
"This group of militants was also involved in various grenade attack incidents across Anantnag and Kulgam districts for which cases stand registered in concerned police stations. Pertinently no collateral damage took place during the encounter. Bodies of the killed militants were handed over to their families after completion of medico-legal formalities," said the spokesman.
Meanwhile, in the evening at about 7 PM suspected militants lobbed a grenade towards police and CRPF near the erstwhile Palladium Cinema in the Lal Chowk of Srinagar city. Four civilians, four policemen and three CRPF personnel were injured in the grenade attack. Although, the area was cordoned off but the grenade throwers managed to escape.
The injured civilians have been identified as Humaira of Harwan, Abdul Qayoom of Mandibal Nowshehra, Taliba Gulshan of Dalgate and Shadab Shah resident of Nishat. They have been shifted to the hospital for treatment where their condition is said to be stable.
The cops injured in the attack are Ashiq Ahmad (Constable), Abid Ahmad (Constable), Naseer Ahmad (Constable) and Mohammad Shafi (Constable). The CRPF personnel injured in the attack have been identified as R. Muniswami (Sub Inspector), Vishal (Constable) and Davinder (Constable). All of them belong to 132 BN of CRPF.
A police spokesman said that at about 1845 hrs police rushed to the spot near Palladium Cinema area of Lal Chowk Srinagar following reports of a grenade attack by terrorists. The officers attended the militant crime spot and found that four cops, three CRPF personnel and four civilians were injured in the terror attack.
The injured have been shifted to the hospitals for the treatment of their injuries. They are stated to be stable. Police has registered a case in this regard and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of the incident.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU