It seems the Pakistan sponsored terrorists have no fear of their lives as they dared to stay in the Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The cleanser of valley from the unruly terrorists has caused India the loss of 4 Indian army personnel on Monday. 4 jawansMartyred in a face-off with terrorists in Pulwama district on Monday where Abdul Rasheed Ghazi, the mastermind of Feb 14 terrorist attack which took off lives of more than 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans, was killed and gunned down. 4 jawans including a Major rank officer in Indian Army had to sacrifice their lives to contrive the killing of the terrorists in the encounter in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Two Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists were also killed in this encounter including the mastermind of the February 14 car bombing in Pulwama, Abdul Rasheed Ghazi alias Kamran.
After the car bombing of February 14, a joint team of India’s 55 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Operation Group (SOG) cordoned off the area where the terrorists were allegedly present in the wee hours on February 17, Monday.
According to the reports, the operation was launched following the credible inputs about the presence of some terrorists in a house in Pinglan area of Pulwama district reached the Indian forces. The team of the army personnel began the search operation. During the operation, the soldiers fired at the suspected spots where the presence of the terrorists were felt, which resulted in the terrorists opening fire on the soldiers and so the gunfight began.
In the gunfight, 2 civillians were also killed who were the owners of the house, where the terrorists were hiding in.
The encounter began in early morning on Monday and took place for about 12 hours in Pinglan area of Pulwama.
The four Army personnel who martyred in the encounter were Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, Head Constable Sheo Ram, Sepoy Ajay Kumar and Sepoy Hari Singh. Sepoy Gulzar Mohammad was critically injured in the encounter and has been admitted to Army’s 92 base hospital, Badamibagh in Srinagar.
One of the biggest achievements marked through this encounter was the knockdown of JeM terrorist Abdul Rasheed Ghazi who is reported to be the mastermind of the ghastly terrorist attack carried out on CRPF convoy heading to Srinagar from Jammu on February 14. He had, reportedly, trained the suicide bomber fidayeen, Adil Ahmed Dar, who drove the explosive laden SUV into CRPF convoy which resulted in martyrdom of 40 CRPF jawans. Ghazi is a Pakistan National, an Afghan war veteran and an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) specialist.
JeM suicide bomber Adil Ahmed Dar rammed an explosive-laden white coloured scorpio car into the bus carrying about 39 to 48 CRPF personnel who were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar. The bus was a part of CRPF Convoy of 78 vehicles comprising of 2,500 CRPF personnel. Over 20 other CRPF jawans were injured and are still battling for their lives.