Security Boosted in Rajouri District Amidst Ongoing Encounter!!

In a region fraught with turmoil, Rajouri district, Jammu and Kashmir, saw heightened security measures on Wednesday. An intense encounter between security forces and terrorists that commenced on Tuesday prompted this escalated vigilance. Let’s delve into the details of this critical development.

The Clash: A Terrorist Neutralized, Sacrifices Made

As the encounter unfolded in the Narla area, one terrorist was successfully neutralized. However, the price of this triumph was not without sacrifice. A brave soldier lost his life in the line of duty, while three other security personnel, including a Special Police Officer (SPO), sustained injuries during the exchange of gunfire.

Mukesh Singh, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) in Jammu, provided insights on the situation, stating, “One terrorist neutralized; One Army jawan lost his life, three others, including one police SPO, injured in the ensuing encounter in Rajouri district.”

Security Boosted in Rajouri District Amidst Ongoing Encounter
Security Boosted in Rajouri District Amidst Ongoing Encounter

A Hero’s Farewell: Army Dog Kent’s Sacrifice

In the midst of this turmoil, a heartwrenching sacrifice was made by a loyal companion. Kent, a six-year-old female Labrador, laid down her life while shielding her handler during the encounter. Kent was a part of the 21 Army Dog Unit and was at the forefront of ‘Operation Sujaligala’.

Recent Developments in the Rajouri District

This recent encounter follows a similar incident last week when a terrorist was killed in a joint operation conducted by the Indian Army and the Jammu and Kashmir police in the Reasi district. Notably, war-like stores, including an AK series assault rifle with magazines, were recovered during the search following the encounter.

Additionally, the Indian Army’s efforts to maintain security in the region were underscored when they successfully demolished an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the same area on September 3.

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Arrests Linked to Previous Incidents

Barely two weeks ago, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) made significant arrests in connection with previous incidents. Two individuals were apprehended for harboring terrorists responsible for the tragic killing of five innocent civilians in Dhangri village of Rajouri district in January this year.

The attack, which occurred on January 1, claimed five lives and left several others seriously injured. Initially, the case was registered at the Rajouri Police Station under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967, and the Arms Act. Subsequently, the NIA took over and re-registered the case on January 13.

This incident underscores the persistent security challenges faced by the region and the unwavering dedication of the security forces and their loyal companions.

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