15 September, Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), India (ANI): Mehbooba Mufti, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, condemned the death of a young deputy superintendent of police who perished in an Anantnag encounter that continued for a third day on Friday, calling it “misfortunate” that young people were losing their lives in such a way.
The People’s Democratic Party Chief remarked, “Their world has come crashing down,” while speaking to the media in Srinagar. Although we have condemned the death of innocent lives, this will not result in their survival.
“His marriage has not been going for a year. And he was shot by the bullets. For Jammu and Kashmir, it is terribly regrettable that our young are dying in such a way. They are buried in cemeteries after being slain in their youth.
In the meantime, the ongoing gunfight in the Kokernag area of the Anantnag district between a joint team of security forces from the Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police and terrorists entered its third straight day on Friday. Drones and quadcopters were used to track down and neutralise the gunmen.
Officials claim that drones and quadcopters are helping the security forces participating in the operation, which began on Wednesday, in their continuous search for the terrorists.
In the current gunbattle in the Anantnag area, an Army Colonel who was leading a Quick Response Team (QRT) of the Rashtriya Rifles was killed.
In the Kokernag region, enemy fire also claimed the lives of an Army Major and a Deputy Superintendent from the Jammu and Kashmir Police.
The deceased DSP, Major Ashish Dhonak, and Colonel Manpreet Singh were all top Army officers. Humayun Bhat was the third victim.
Major Aashish Dhonchak’s lifeless remains were sent to his Panipat home early on Friday.
When the townspeople learned of his passing on Wednesday night, a sense of sorrow crept over his home hamlet.
DSP Bhat’s funeral rituals were conducted in Budgam on Wednesday night.
Manoj Sinha, the lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir, paid respects to the deceased DSP in Budgam on Wednesday while also expressing sorrow over the loss of the cops in the encounter.
Security personnel shot and killed two militants in a separate incident on Tuesday in Rajouri, Jammu & Kashmir’s Narla neighbourhood. (ANI)