Encounter: Two local militants surrender after being trapped in Pulwama

One among the duo shifted to a hospital in injured condition

Pulwama (J&K)

Two militants, who were trapped in a house at the gunfight site in Kakapora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, surrendered before a joint contingent of government forces during wee hours of Saturday.

Reports said that two local militants associated with Hizbul Mujahideen were holed up in a house when Lelhar village in Kakapora area of Pulwama was brought under siege on Friday evening. During the search operation, the exchange of fire took place.

The local militants of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit, Akeel Ahmad of Lelhar Kakapora and Rouf Ahmad of Wasoora Pulwama, surrendered before a joint team of government forces during an encounter in Lelhar area of southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Reportedly, the duo surrendered after Akeel’s brother appealed him to surrender.

During the exchange of firing, a militant sustained bullet injury. Family members were called in and militants were offered to surrender, reports said.

After efforts to persuade the duo, both the trapped militants surrendered. However, the militant with a bullet injury was shifted to hospital for treatment.

The surrender comes less than 24 hours after Inspector General of Police (Kashmir), Vijay Kumar announced during a presser that the main focus of police in 2021 would be the surrender of local militants.

Meanwhile, police said that two AK-47 rifles were recovered from the militants.

It is pertinent to mention here that this was the second gunfight in a day in Pulwama district on Friday. The first encounter raged in Mandoora village of Tral area, wherein three local militants were killed.

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