Jammu, 19 November (IANS) Jaish terrorists, who were killed in an encounter in Jammu near Nagrota on Thursday, were carrying large quantities of weapons and ammunition. The top police officer said that 11 AK-47 rifles and pistols were also recovered from them. There is every possibility that they were planning something big.
Jammu and Kashmir Police DG Dilbag Singh told IANS, a group of 4 Jaish-e-Mohammed militants had infiltrated India from the international border in Samba last night.
The four were traveling in a truck headed to Kashmir. The truck was stopped by the police near the toll plaza after which the four were killed in an encounter.
Jammu IG Mukesh Kumar said, “We had special input about this movement of terrorists.” We came to know that these terrorists were planning to obstruct the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) elections. Security was tightened on the highway after receiving the input and vehicles are being thoroughly investigated.
He said that when the truck carrying the terrorists was stopped around 5 o’clock in the morning, on being questioned, the driver was surprised and jumped and started running away. The police team opened fire from inside the truck and then in retaliation, 4 Jaish-e-Mohammed militants were killed. A large quantity of weapons and ammunition including 11 AK-47 rifles and 3 pistols have been recovered from them.
Kumar said, they were making big plans. Each terrorist was carrying at least 3 AK-47 rifles.
This is the second such encounter on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway this year. Earlier in January, 3 terrorists were killed by the security forces, when they were hiding inside the truck likewise.