The Jammu and Kashmir Police have surrounded two terrorists linked to Lashkar-e-Toiba in Anantnag district. This comes after an encounter on Wednesday where three security officers tragically lost their lives.
The Kashmir Zone Police paid tribute to the courage shown by Col Manpreet Singh, Major Ashish Dhonak, and DSP Humayun Bhat during the ongoing operation. Despite the loss, our forces continue their efforts to encircle two Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists, including Uzair Khan.
The encounter took place in the Gadole area of Kokernag in Anantnag district, resulting in the deaths of the commanding officer of the 19 Rashtriya Rifles, a major-ranked officer, and a Deputy Superintendent of Police. This highlights the risks faced by security forces in the region.
Deputy Superintendent Humayun Bhat, one of the officers who lost their lives, was laid to rest on Thursday. Bhat had served as a DSP in the Jammu and Kashmir Police for three years and had recently gotten married. Mourners gathered to pay their respects, including his wife and their two-month-old daughter.
Bhat, the son of a retired Inspector General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, succumbed to severe blood loss. A video captured the moment when his father placed a floral wreath on his son’s remains.
In the tragic encounter, three Army personnel and Deputy Superintendent Humayun Bhat lost their lives. One soldier is reported missing, raising concerns about his condition.
The operation against the terrorists started on Tuesday evening but was suspended at night. Colonel Manpreet Singh, Major Ashish Dhonack, and Deputy Superintendent Humayun Bhat sustained critical injuries during the encounter and later died.
DGP Dilbag Singh expressed his condolences and promised swift justice for those responsible for the incident.