In a recent development in Jammu and Kashmir, security forces neautralised a terrorist in an encounter in the Pulwama district. The gun battle erupted in the New Colony of the Arihal area following an anti-militancy operation launched by the security forces in the orchards on Thursday.
According to officials, “One terrorist was shot dead as the operation continued”. The identity and group affiliation of the deceased terrorist remain unknown at present, as stated by officials involved in the operation.
Earlier, security forces made significant strides as they dismantled a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) module in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. Two terror associates, Pervaiz Ahmad Dar and Showkat Ahmad Shergujri, were apprehended in the operation.
“The police along with teams of the Army and CRPF busted a terror module of LET/TRF and recovered arms from Tutigund forest on the disclosure of terror associates Pervaiz Ahmad Dar and Showkat Ahmad Shergujri,” officials disclosed.
A case has been registered concerning this incident at the Handwara police station, and the investigation is underway. Officials anticipate further arrests and recoveries related to the case.
Encounter in Pulwama and LeT module in Kupwada are latest in the series of anti-terror ops. and infiltration attempts in past weeks. It shows that Pakistan is still making efforts to destabilise the Union Territory which has embarked on a new journey towards peace and development. The reason behind the more intense efforts by the ‘terror industry’ is the upcoming elections.
Lt. Gov. has clearly stated in the past that the administration is set to conduct elections in J&K. There have been long deliberations regarding the assembly elections. Earlier in August, Centre told the Supreme Court that it is ready to hold the assembly elections any time. It would be the first assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.