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Indian Forces take revenge of Murder of J&K cop Mohammad Saleem Shah , kills 3 Paki terrorists

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Three terrorists behind the abduction and killing of a police constable were on Sunday killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid said.

Constable Saleem Shah was abducted by militants from his residence in Mutalhama area of Kulgam in south Kashmir on Friday and his body, bearing severe torture marks, was recovered yesterday.

“Three bodies of terrorists recovered with three weapons so far from encounter site,” Vaid wrote on Twitter.

Earlier, the DGP said the group behind the abduction and killing of the constable were trapped in the encounter at Khudwani in Kulgam district of south Kashmir.

“Terrorists group that tortured our colleague CT Mohd Saleem of Kulgam & killed him brutally are all trapped in an encounter with J&K Police/Army/CRPF in Khudwani Kulgam,” he said.

The encounter began this morning as security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Khudwani after receiving specific intelligence input about the presence of militants in the area.

The search operation turned into a gun battle as the terrorists fired upon the search party of the forces who retaliated and in the ensuing gun fight, three militants were killed.

While the identity and group affiliation of the slain terrorist was yet to be ascertained, the police had yesterday said the militants behind the abduction and killing of the constable belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen outfit.

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Militants on Saturday killed a policeman they had abducted from his home in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, while Army and CRPF patrol parties came under attack by militants.

A police officer said the body of policeman Mohammad Saleem Shah was recovered from an orchard in Qaimoh area of Kulgam district on Saturday afternoon.He said the body bore bullet wounds and marks of violence and torture.“It is apparent that the policeman was killed after being tortured by the militants,” the officer said.

The policeman was abducted by militants from his home at village Mutalhama in Kulgam on Friday evening. Saleem was recently promoted as constable from Special Police Officer (SPO) rank and was undergoing training at the police training centre in Kathua in Jammu province. The police officer said Saleem was on leave and had returned home some days ago. He said the police had launched a manhunt to identify and track down the killers of the policeman.No militant group has claimed responsibility of the attack so far.

This is the second incident this month of a policeman being abducted and killed by militants. On July 6, militants had shot dead policeman Javaid Ahmad Dar after abducting him near his residence in Vigil village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district. Dar was Personal Security Officer of former SSP Shopian Shailendra Mishra and had participated in anti-militancy operations in the volatile south Kashmir.

On June 14, Army man Aurangzeb was abducted by militants from Shopian village. His bullet ridden body was recovered next day.

By: New Indian Express

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