J&K: One killed, two held as Indian Army foils infiltration bid

17kg of narcotics along with Pakistan currency recovered from the site along Line of Control in Poonch district

SRINAGAR | Updated: 10 April, 2023 11:23 am IST
The search operation was launched at first light wherein the dead body of one intruder was recovered at the encounter site.

An intruder was killed and two others were apprehended in injured condition as the army is said to have foiled an infiltration bid on intervening Saturday and Sunday night along the Line of Control in Poonch district.

“On April 8, at around 10.15 pm, the alert troops at the Line of Control in the Poonch Sector observed a suspicious movement of a group of three individuals. At around midnight the group crossed the Line of Control and started infiltrating on this side of LoC,” the Indian Army stated.

“Our alert troops kept the movement of the infiltrating group under continuous observation and approximately at 2 am as the group approached the fence, the alert Indian Army troops deployed on the fence challenged the infiltrators,” an Army spokesperson said.

“The intruders, who started to run away, were engaged by fire, in which one intruder was shot dead, while the other two managed to run into the jungle taking advantage of the thick foliage and rocky outcrop. The area was immediately cordoned to prevent their escape across the Line of Control,” he added.

The search operation was launched at first light wherein the dead body of one intruder was recovered at the encounter site. “As the search progressed in the jungle, one intruder was apprehended alive in wounded condition. In the subsequent search the third intruder was also apprehended alive,” he said.

In the search operation, the Army had so far recovered three bags with fourteen packets of narcotics weighing approximately 17 kgs along with Pakistan currency, some documents and eatables.

“During preliminary questioning, the two intruders have claimed that they are residents of Pakistan Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (POJK) and belong to Maidan Mohalla, village Chanjal,” the spokesperson stated.

“Indian Army troops have by their quick action thus prevented a major infiltration bid of a narco-terror group which had the potential of disturbing the peace in Poonch & Rajouri Districts through its nefarious designs,” he added.

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