Srinagar, July 22: Three terrorists, who abducted and killed a police constable on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir, were killed in an encounter with security forces on Sunday in a gunfight in Kulgam district.
On intelligence inputs that the terrorists involved in the killing of the Kulgam police constable were hiding in Kulgam’s Khudwani, 70 km from Srinagar. the security forces involving Central Reserve Police Force along with the army and the state police launched a search operation and three terrorists were gunned down in the gunfight.
Trainee Constable Saleem Shah was abducted by terrorists from his residence in Mutalhama area of Kulgam in south Kashmir on Friday and his bullet riddled body , bearing severe torture marks, was recovered on Saturday in Qaimoh area of the same district.
While confirming that all the three militants involved in killing of the trainee constable had been eliminated during the gunfight in Khudwani area of Kulgam district, states police chief S.P. Vaid said: “Three bodies of terrorists recovered so far from encounter site”.
Earlier, Vaid on his twitter page said: “Terrorists group that tortured our colleague Mohd Saleem of Kulgam and killed him brutally are all trapped in an encounter with J&K Police/Army/CRPF in Khudwani Kulgam.”