J&K: Security forces have become ready before PM Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir. A soldier was martyred and three others were injured in an encounter with terrorists in an area near an army camp on the outskirts of Jammu early Friday. This information has been given by the top officials.
The encounter in Sunjwan comes at a time when security has been tightened in Jammu and Kashmir since two days ago because of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit to the Samba district.
Jammu Additional Director General of Police Mukesh Singh said that the encounter started when the Special Operations Group of the police and the CRPF launched a joint search operation in the area. He said that one jawan was martyred and three others received injuries in the encounter.
Jammu Additional Director General of Police Mukesh Singh further said that the encounter is still going on. Officials said the search operation was launched after receiving intelligence inputs about the presence of at least two armed terrorists in an area adjacent to the Sunjwan military base. These terrorists are said to be associated with the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) organization and had a plan to carry out a major attack in the city.
Additional Director General of Police said that the terrorists lobbed a grenade and opened fire on the search party. The security forces also retaliated, after which the encounter started. Officials said additional troops have been sent to the area and operations are underway to eliminate the terrorists.
Let us tell you that on April 24, on National Panchayati Raj Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address a public meeting in Palli village, 17 km from here. This is Prime Minister Modi's first visit to Jammu and Kashmir since the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was abolished in August 2019.