Handwara: There have been reports top commander Haider being killed in a terrorist encounter at Handwara in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. Haider’s death is considered a major success for the Indian army.
However, the news of the martyrdom of five soldiers in this encounter has shaken the country once again.
IG Kumar of Jammu Kashmir Police said that the “Lashkar” commander ‘Haider’ has been shot dead in the Handwara Terrorist Encounter.
He said that two terrorists were killed in an encounter with terrorists on Saturday. Both these terrorists have been identified.
One of these terrorists was the top commander of Lashkar. This group has suffered a lot due to the death of Haider.
Some citizens were taken hostage by terrorists hiding in a house on Saturday in the Chanjmulla area of Handwara in Kupwara district of North Kashmir before the Encounter.
On the basis of intelligence, an army team along with Jammu and Kashmir Police surrounded the area and rescued all civilians.
It is said that the terrorists opened heavy fire on the rescue team while the hostages were being rescued.
Army officers Colonel Ashutosh Sharma, Major Anuj, two soldiers along with Jammu and Kashmir Police Sub-Inspector Shakeel Qazi were martyred in the encounter on both sides.
A colonel, a major, two army personnel and a police sub-inspector were martyred in the late Saturday night terror encounter in Chanjmulla area.
Among the martyred security personnel, Commanding Officer of 21 Rashtriya Rifles, Colonel Ashutosh Sharma, Major Anuj Sood, Naik Rakesh, Lance Naik Dinesh along with Sub Inspector Shakeel Qazi of Jammu Kashmir Police were martyred.
Colonel Ashutosh Sharma has successfully completed several operations against the terrorists, but he lost his life in this encounter.
PM Modi and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh paid tribute
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Narendra Modi) and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh (Rajnath Singh) have paid tribute to the martyrs. PM Modi tweeted, “Tribute to our courageous soldiers and security personnel martyred in Handwara. His valor and sacrifice will never be forgotten. He served the nation with utmost dedication and worked tirelessly to protect our citizens. Condolences to their families and friends. “
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh wrote on Twitter, “The martyrdom of soldiers and security personnel in Handwara is sad and disturbing. All our soldiers have shown indomitable courage in fighting terror. Their sacrifice and courage can never be forgotten. “
He wrote in the next tweet- “I pay tribute to the soldiers and security personnel who were martyred during the action against the terrorists in Handwara. My heart goes out to the martyrs’ family. India stands shoulder to shoulder with the families of these brave martyrs. “
The fight against the terrorists continues in Jammu and Kashmir amidst the fight against the Corona epidemic. But on Sunday morning, Mahol became hot when it came to know that five security personnel were martyred during an encounter in Rajwar area of Handwara.