Militant killed in Bandipore encounter
30 October 2006
The Daily Excelsior
Srinagar: Security forces have killed one militant in an encounter at Kudara in Bandipore area of Baramulla district. Official sources said that an encounter took place between militants and troops of RR 14 Bn at Kudara forest area in Bandipore last night. Even as three militants are believed to have escaped, one unidentified militant got killed. He has been identified as Shabir Piswal, alias Sadiq one AK rifle, two magazines, one wireless set and 35 rounds of ammunition were recovered from him. Meanwhile, SOG Kupwara today arrested SPO-turned- militant Pervez Ahmed of Tikkipora Lolab in Sogam area of Kupwara district. Sources said that SPO Pervez, who worked as SPO with SOG Sogam before deserting the camp, was involved in the killing of SPO Fareed of SOG Sogam. According to official sources, the detainee confessed to his involvement in the murder of SPO Fareed who had been trapped in a fake operation and shot dead by Pervez and another militant in home village of Divar. Sources said that a brief encounter took place between militants and Police in Sopore this evening. Police chased the militants but they managed to escape.