Shutdown in Baramulla on 3rd day

MAJID NABI. Dated: 7/20/2019 11:21:18 AM

SRINAGAR, July 19: Complete shutdown was observed in Baramulla town in north Kashmir on the third straight day today to mourn the killing of a local LeT militant during encounter with government forces two days ago.
Adnan Ali Channa son of Ali Mohammad Channa of Arampora Baramulla was killed during a brief encounter with government forces at Mir Mohalla of Gundbrath in Sopore on Wednesday.
Killing of Adnan a ‘C’ category militant of Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit triggered violent clashes between protesters and government forces in the area.
Meanwhile, a complete shutdown was observed in Baramulla town to mourn the killing of LeT militant.
All the shops and business establishments, remained closed in the vicinity amid closure of all educational institutions as ordered by the district administration.
Authorities deployed additional companies of police and paramilitary CRPF as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order in the area.
Reports said all the entry and exit points leading towards the residence of slain militant at Aramapora were sealed, however the mourners continued visiting his residence to offer condolence.
It is pertinent to mention here that police had declared north Kashmir as militant free after three local militants were killed in an encounter with government forces in Baramulla in January this year.
Trio was trapped in an underground hideout at a village orchard some 8 kilometers from Baramulla town.
“The Baramulla police district is now without any surviving militant. These three were last active militants operating in Baramulla and affiliated with Lashkar-e-Taiba,” police had said after killing of the trio.



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