J&K: Police Releases Sketches Of 6 Terrorists Involved In Basantgarh Encounter

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The Police released the sketches of six terrorists, who infiltrated from Pakistan into Basantgarh area of Udhampur district and killed a village defence guard (VDG) in a gunfight before fleeing deep into the forest. Akashvani Jammu Correspondent reports that SSP Udhampur, (SSP) Joginder Singh announced the first breakthrough in the case with the arrest of an overground worker, who had provided logistic support to the terrorists. Singh said the sketches of the six terrorists, two of whom are believed to be brothers, were prepared based on the inputs from various agencies, the public and questioning of the suspected persons. He further said that the Police hope the people will come forward and help the security agencies to neutralize the terrorists. Village Defence Guard (VDG) Mohd Sharief was killed in an encounter with the terrorists following a Cordon and Search Operation in Panara village of Basantgarh on April 28. Meanwhile, a massive search operation is going on in the area to flush out the terrorists, who are believed to have crossed into Udhampur from nearby Kathua district after successfully infiltrating from across the border.

Disclaimer: This press release is sourced from News On AIR, Prasar Bharti and Press Information Bureau India (PIB).

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