Militant’s body found, fortnight after gunfight in Rajouri

Jammu:  Police on Friday found the body of a militant, nearly two weeks after a gunfight at Khawas Budhal area of Rajouri district in which his colleague was neutralised and his corpse recovered on same on August 5.

The army and police had said that one militant was injured in the encounter on the day.

“Body of second militant injured in encounter at Khawas Budhal of district Rajouri has been found by police’s SOG at Dhakikot area” a police officer said. He said grenades, magazines and other material have been found from the possession of militant.

SSP Rajouri Amritpal Singh confirmed the recovery of the body. He said body was found towards Reasi area. With the recovery, two militants have been killed in the gunfight.

A police spokesman said two Pakistani militants were trapped by police in an encounter at Gundha Khawas area on August 5. In the encounter one of them was eliminated and another one was severely injured, he said.

Joint teams of forces, including teams of Reasi and Rajouri police, were on a lookout for the second one who got injured during the encounter but managed to escape from site taking benefit of thick foliage, he said.

On Friday morning, joint teams of forces, including police, Army and CAPF, located the body of the terrorist from a gorge where he fell while trying to escape security forces, the spokesman said.

The militant is suspected to be involved in many cases in Rajouri-Poonch region, including the recent attack on army at Kesari Hill and Dhangri incident, he said. (GNS)

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