Police statement regarding Karan Nagar encounter*

Srinagar, February 13: On 12-02-2018 early in the morning at 4:30 am, one alert CRPF sentry of 23 Bn. HQ Karan Nagar spotted two militants carrying pithu bags and armed with AK-47 rifles.

The alert sentry opened fire due to which militants fled towards the nearby locality. At 1000 hours during conduct of search operation in the area near Gole Market Karan Nagar J/D of P/S Karan Nagar the search party was fired upon by these militants who were hiding in an under construction multi-storied building ensuing an encounter.

The encounter concluded today afternoon. In the encounter two militants were killed whose identity is being ascertained. Both these terrorists belonged to LeT outfit as per the incriminating material recovered from them.

During the encounter one CRPF personnel identified as Ct. Mohammad Mujazhid Khan No. 11047672 S/o Abdul Khair Khan R/o District Arah State Bihar of 49 Bn CRPF attained martyrdom and one J&K police personnel namely Javid Ahmad No. 1843/S of District Police Srinagar suffered bullet injuries but his condition is stable.

Two AK-47 rifles, 08 AK-47 magazines and other war like stores were recovered from the encounter site.

While planning the operation due care was taken to avoid any collateral damage.

Police has registered a case and investigation is on.