In a bid to thwart terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, security forces on Wednesday July 06 launched an encounter operation against terrorists in Hadigam area of Kulgam district of J&K. In particular, in this encounter operation, two terrorists surrendered to the security forces.
According to Jammu and Kashmir Police, in a joint operation by J&K Police and other security forces, an encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists early in the morning on Wednesday in Hadigam area. from J&K’s Kulgam district. The terrorists trapped in the encounter are believed to be locals and as a result there have been calls from their families and police urging them to surrender to security forces and join the mainstream. It was after their appeals that the two trapped local terrorists surrendered to the Jammu and Kashmir police. J&K Police also confirmed the same.
A huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from the possession of the terrorists, J&K police reported. “During the encounter, 02 local terrorists surrendered on the call of their parents and police. Incriminating material, weapons and ammunition were recovered,” the Jammu and Kashmir Police said.
It is pertinent to mention that the J&K police as well as other security forces have repeatedly urged local terrorists in the Union Territory to leave the path of terrorism which only leads to destruction and join the main stream. Notably, last year, Kashmir IGP Vijay Kumar also urged the local terrorist to lay down his arms and surrender to security forces. IGP Kumar said, “The security personnel involved in the anti-terrorist operation preferred the homegrown terrorist to join the mainstream.” He also assured the local terrorists that upon their surrender, the security forces would welcome them with dignity and help them join the mainstream.