Terrorists killed responsible for killing officers in Kokernag: ADGP

Aman Zutshi

Additional Director General of Police Kashmir, Vijay Kumar on Tuesday claimed that they have killed the terrorists hiding in the Gadole forest area of Kokernag of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, who were responsible for claiming the lives of two senior army officers, a J&K police officer and a Jawan in the encounter that started on 13 September in woods of Kokernag after the army got information about presence of terrorists there.

Talking to reporters, on the sidelines of Kokernag encounter site, ADGP said, “One body of the terrorist is visible and it has not been retrieved yet.

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“The search operation will continue as we still have to search so much forest area. There might be IEDs in the area and we will recover and destroy them.

“We appeal local people to avoid going to the encounter site as there are chances that there can be IEDs and grenades lying there”.

Replying to the media about the number of terrorists hiding in the Gadole forest, the ADGP, said “We had inputs that there are 2-3 terrorists in the woods and there are chances that the body of third terrorist could be found somewhere as the search is not complete yet.

“We have got LeT commander’s Uzair Khan body which we have retrieved and another body of a terrorist is also visible to us lying in the woods”.

Responding to another media query about the search operation in Kokernag’s Gadole forest area that has entered its 7th day, ADGP Kumar said that the search operation in the woods will continue and they are looking for the third terrorist which they have not found yet.

“Our three officers and a soldier has made ultimate sacrifice in this anti-terror operation in Kokernag as we all know”, ADGP asserted.

On 13 September, Colonel Manpreet Singh, Major Ashish Dhonack, and deputy superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police Humayun Bhat and a Sepoy Pardeep Singh  laid their lives making the supreme sacrifice for the country against the terrorists in Gadole area of Kokernag of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

On 12 September, a Rifle man Ravi Kumar of Kishtwar district and an Indian army female dog namely Kent of Labrador breed (6) also laid their lives in the line of duty for the country in Narla area of Kalakote in Rajouri district.