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Deserted SPO escapes from encounter site

Srinagar, October 16:(GNS) One militant was apprehended during a gunfight in Chadoora area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar told GNS that one militant was caught alive during firefight in Chadoora along with an AK-47 rifle.

He was associate of deserted SPO who three days backs fled from the SOG camp Chadoora with 2 AK-47 rifles, IGP added.

As per the sources the arrested militant has been identified as Jahangir Ahmad Bhat of Chadoora, who had recently joined the militancy.

Meanwhile SPO Altaf Hassan managed to escape from encounter site during gunfight.

Earlier, According to the reports reaching GNS, a joint team of Police, Army’s 55 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Chadoora .

As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.(GNS)

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