New Delhi: Indian Army officials on Saturday identified the terrorist killed in the Kupwara encounter as Pakistan’s Mohd. Shabbir Malik. An AK-47 rifle and seven grenades were also recovered by the officials from the encounter site, news agency ANI reported.
The officials also reiterated that this proves that Pakistan is indulging in cross-border terrorism. The search operation is on in the area as the army fears that more infiltrators may be hiding.
“In violation of the ongoing ceasefire in India and Pakistan across the LoC, an attempt to infiltrate or BAT action was made on January 1 in Keran Sector, Kupwara. The deployed troops thwarted the bid and eliminated the terrorist, identified as Mohammad Shabbir Malik of Pakistan; One AK47 and 7 grenades recovered,” Army officials told ANI.
In violation of the ongoing ceasefire between India and Pakistan across the Line of Control, there was an attempted infiltration or BAT action in Keran Sector, Kupwara on 1 January. The deployed own troops thwarted the bid and eliminated the terrorist, identified as Mohammad Shabbir Malik of Pakistan; One AK47 and 7 grenades. Recovered: Army officers pic.twitter.com/iOjv1J37W2
— ANI (@ANI) 2 January 2022
Officials also said that a hotline communication has also been sent to Pakistan to retrieve the dead bodies. “This clearly establishes that Pakistan continues to sponsor cross-border terrorism. A hotline communication has been done to the Pakistan Army asking them to take back the body of the slain person,” the official said.
The encounter took place on Saturday evening in Jumagund area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district when the accused allegedly tried to infiltrate from across the border.
Giving information about the incident through a tweet on Saturday, Kashmir Zone Police said, “An unidentified #terrorist killed in an encounter in Jumagund area of #Kupwara. The army and police are at work. Further details will follow. ,
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) 1 January 2022