Jammu & Kashmir

PC demand impartial inquiry into Pattan grenade blast

Srinagar, Dec 9: Peoples Conference (PC) on Wednesday demanded impartial enquiry into the grenade blast at Pattan in  Baramulla today in which six persons were injured.

PC general secretary Imran Raza Ansari said todays grenade attack at Singhpora Pattan raises many questions listening to the statement of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Baramulla in which he says there is no militant presence in his jurisdiction.

Ansari said to him it seems a conspiracy so that voters donot come out to vote in huge numbers.

“I demand impartial inquiry into the attack,” he said.

Ansari also campaigned in party of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) candidate Ms Nagma Begum at Arampora Singhpora today.

He urged people to vote for Begum.

SSP Baramulla told reporters that there is no militant presence in his district. However, militants are some time sneaking from nearby Badgam and Ganderbal districts. He said though the exact target of militants was not known but a vehicle of SSB was present in the area when grenade attack took place.

A police spokesman said this evening on a specific input regarding presence of militants in Tiken area of Pulwama, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Pulwama Police, 55RR and 182, 183 BNs CRPF in the said area.

During the search operation, as the presence of militants got ascertained they were given opportunity to surrender, however, they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter.

Zamir Sadiq Lone in whose house the terrorists were hiding also received gunshot injuries and was evacuated to hospital for the treatment of his injuries where his condition is stated to be stable.

In the ensuing encounter, three militants were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Mehraj-ud-Din Lone resident of Arigam Pulwama, Umer Ali resident of Dadsara Tral and Umar Farooq resident of Sugan Shopian.  All the killed militants were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Al-Badr.

As per police records, the killed terrorists were part of groups involved in many crime cases including planning & executing several major attacks on security forces.

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

Keeping in view the prevailing pandemic and to ensure the safety of people from inherent risk of contracting the infection, the dead bodies of miliants shall be sent to Baramulla for their burial & last rites after completion of medico-legal formalities.

The nearest family members of the killed militants shall be allowed to participate in the last rites at Baramulla.

In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been initiated.

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

 

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