India’s Jammu and Kashmir, 13 September (ANI): A solemn wreath-laying ceremony was performed in memory of Army Rifleman Ravi Kumar, who died during a Tuesday encounter with terrorists at Narla in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.
On Wednesday, the Army bade the deceased jawan a sad goodbye.
In accordance with the finest traditions of the Indian Army, the White Knight Corps of the Army, which has its headquarters in Jammu, saluted Rifleman Ravi’s heroic sacrifice made during Operation Sujalgala. His steadfast commitment to and devotion for our country will never be forgotten.
A more terrorist was also slain on Wednesday in the continuing fire battle with the security forces
The ongoing encounter in the Narla neighbourhood of Rajouri resulted in the death of a second terrorist, according to Mukesh Singh, additional director general of police (ADGP), Jammu.
Tuesday morning, a senior police official said that a confrontation that broke out in Rajouri’s Narla neighbourhood resulted in the deaths of one terrorist and one soldier. A Special Police Officer (SPO) and three other security employees were also wounded during the gunfire exchange.
In a statement on Tuesday, Singh was cited as stating, “One terrorist was neutralised; One Army jawan lost his life; Three others, including One police SPO, were injured in the ensuing encounter in Rajouri district.”
A six-year-old female labrador from the army’s canine squad gave her life on Tuesday while defending her handler.
Kent, a dog from the 21 Army Dog Unit, was leading a squad of troops on the trail of fleeing terrorists when it came under heavy fire and passed away at the scene, the Indian Army’s Public Relations Officer in Jammu said in a statement on Tuesday.
According to the statement, Kent was in the vanguard of “Operation Sujaligala.”
During a combined operation last week between the Jammu and Kashmir police and Indian Army in the Reasi area, a terrorist was killed in an encounter.
Officials had said that during the search that followed the encounter, warlike supplies, including one assault weapon from the AK series with magazines, had been found.
According to the authorities, on September 3, the Army successfully defused an IED in the same area.
Just two weeks ago, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said that it had detained two people for harbouring terrorists who had murdered five unarmed civilians in January of this year in the Rajouri district’s Dhangri hamlet.
Five people were murdered and many more suffered severe injuries in a terrorist assault on January 1st of this year.
Under several provisions of the Indian Penal Code, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1967, and the Arms Act, the matter was originally reported to Rajouri police station.
On January 13, the NIA re-registered the case and took over the investigation into the event. (ANI)