Nation Current Affairs 02 Aug 2017 Valley crisis: Opera ...

Valley crisis: Operations against militants to go on, says IGP

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 2, 2017, 1:33 am IST
Updated Aug 2, 2017, 2:12 am IST
A statement issued by the police said that a civilian was injured near the encounter site in the crossfire and he later died in hospital.
Police arrested dozens of youths during clashes at Lal Chowk triggered by the killing of a top LeT militant and a civilian in Pulwama encounter.  (Photo: H.U. Naqash)
 Police arrested dozens of youths during clashes at Lal Chowk triggered by the killing of a top LeT militant and a civilian in Pulwama encounter. (Photo: H.U. Naqash)

Srinagar: Top Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) commander and Pakistani national Abu Dujana was shot dead by security forces on Tuesday while allegedly visiting his Indian wife in a village in Jammu & Kashmir’s southern Pulwama district.

The IGP said that the operations against militants would continue irrespective of the violent protests that take place during encounters or immediately after a militant is killed.

 

A police statement said that both the slain militants were involved in a number of “anti-national and subversive activities”, including grenade attacks on the security forces at various places in south Kashmir and murder of a former sarpanch Fayaz Ahmad Bhat in Pulwama in 2016.  

Soon after word about Dujana’s killing spread, irate crowds of youth took to the streets in many parts of the Valley and clashed with the security forces. The police and other security forces fired bullets, pellet shotguns and teargas and pepper canisters to quell the stone-pelting mobs, witnesses said. 

 

Firdous Ahmed Butt, a resident of Pulwama’s Begumpora, Kakapora, was killed when hit by a bullet in the chest during the protests, the witnesses and hospital sources said. 

A nurse, Gulzara Akhter, and a student were injured when the security forces opened fire on protesters outside the district hospital, witnesses and hospital sources said.

A statement issued by the police said that a civilian was injured near the encounter site in the crossfire and he later died in hospital.

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