Late in the evening on 06-05-2017, Police Post Mirbazar received an information regarding a vehicular accident near Alstop on National Highway. Immediately a police team of Police Post Mirbazar headed by In-charge PP SI Safdar Hussain rushed to the spot for the evacuation of injured person in the accident and to restore the traffic. Taking the advantage of traffic jam terrorists fired upon the police party with the intention to kill them, resulting in injuries to two policemen and four civilians. The fire was retaliated by the police party in which one HM militant identified as Fayaz Ahmad Ishwar @Setha got killed.
Among the injured, policeman Mahmood Ahmad, three civilians Suhail Nabi Bhat resident of Badipora Tral, Niyaz Ahmad Mir resident of Malpora Kulgam and Hem Raj Sharma resident of Samba succumbed to their injuries. SPO Raqeeb Ahmad No 514/SPO son of Farooq Ahmad and Ghulam Hassan Dar of Krewan Malpora were shifted to Srinagar.
The killed HM militant was active from last two years and was involved in many subversive activities. He remained active in his local area and motivated youth to join militant ranks. He used to provide logistic support for safe passage of militants and their associates.
The said militant was wanted in the case FIR No 08/2015 investigated by NIA for his role in a Fidayeen attack on a BSF Convoy on August 2015 at Narsu Udhampur. In this attack two BSF personnel were killed and 11 others were injured.
From the killed terrorist, one pistol, 01 pistol magazine, 08 pistol rounds and a grenade were recovered.
Police has registered a case FIR number 100/2017 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 Arms Act and investigation has been taken up.
The civilians and the policeman killed in this incident have left behind aged parents, young siblings and children.
Suhail Nabi Bhat has left behind two younger brothers of 18 and 12 years and aged parents while Niyaz Mir has left behind his wife, aged parents, two sons of 13 years and 11 years of age and a daughter of 8 years. The policeman is survived by his wife, two boys of very young age and aged parents. Hem Raj Sharma of Samba is survived by his wife, aged parents, a young son and a daughter. (PTK)