Jammu: Circulating mobile numbers among local residents in Jammu, helped police to eliminate a group of three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants at Kakryal village here on Thursday.
Although, joint teams of security forces comprising army, police and CRPF were already on job to track the tmilitants hidden in Kakryal forests, which is just a few kilometres away from Mata Vaishno Devi University, but a team of police officers from Reasi district acted as ‘silver line in clouds’.
A team of around 20 policemen comprising ASP Katra Naresh Singh, SDPO Katra Vivek Shekhar, SHOs Ashwani Sharma and Surinder Samyal led by a lady officer SSP Reasi Nisha Nathyal, launched massive searches in the village Teerthi in Kakryal area.
Every officer was instructed to circulate their mobile numbers among the locals to help them in tracing the militants.
“The smart trick of circulating mobile numbers among local residents finally worked out as one of them called to inform about a militant hiding in their house,” a police source here told UNI.
They said that soon after getting the information, the Reasi police team, acted swiftly along with army and para-military forces and cordoned the said house.
However, soon after security forces have laid a cordon, an exchange of fire triggered between the ultras and security forces, and nearly after nine-hour long fierce gun battle, all the three militants were killed. 14 security personnel from police, army and CRPF sustained bullet injuries in the gun battle.
On September 12 morning, a group of militants fired at a police party near Nagrota during frisking of the vehicle (truck) and fled away from the spot leaving a civilian wounded.
The truck driver and his co passenger were arrested on the spot for transporting militants in lieu of Rs 30,000 from Dayalachak in Kathua, the point of their infiltration.
The security forces immediately launched a search operation soon after the September 13 attack, contact was established with them and finally the operation ended successfully with elimination of all three Pakistan origin Jaish militants.