Amit Kumar, DIG of South Kashmir, injured in exchange of fire with terrorists

Kashmir, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 February 2019, 06:29 PM
So far, three terrorists have been gunned down by the security forces in the encounter. (Representational 
Image: PTI)
So far, three terrorists have been gunned down by the security forces in the encounter. (Representational Image: PTI)

A Brigadier and two police official - including a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) and a sub-inspector- have sustained bullet injuries during an ongoing encounter at Pinglan in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. According to latest update Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police South Kashmir range, Amit Kumar, has been shifted to Army hospital where his condition is stated to be stable. 

According to reports, Kumar has received a gunshot wound in the abdomen, and the Brigader Commander was hurt in the leg. The names of the other Army and police officials injured were not immediately known.

So far, three terrorists have been gunned down by the security forces in the encounter, which began late on Sunday night. 

So far, three terrorists have been gunned down by the security forces in the encounter, which began late on Sunday night. 

There are reports that internet services have been suspended in and around Pinglan. The forces had got a specific tip-off about two-three terrorists. The site of the ongoing gun battle is barely 10 km away from the February 14 blast site on the National Highway 1A, which claimed lives of 40 CRPF personnel.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation during the night after receiving inputs about the presence of militants in the area, a police official recounted. Terrorists fired at forces as the searches got underway, triggering a gun battle, officials said. 

The Jaish has claimed responsibility for the February 14 terror attack that targeted a convoy of 78 vehicles on its way from Jammu to Srinagar. About 2,500 CRPF personnel were on their way to the Valley, many returning to work after leave.

First Published: Monday, February 18, 2019 05:46 PM
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