A six-month-long Court of Inquiry into the incident found that the Mi-17 V-5 helicopter was hit by a ground-based missile of the Indian Air Force when the chopper was on its way back to Srinagar air base.
As news about the militant's killing spread, police, Army and paramilitary forces sealed all roads leading to his native village Wagoora in Baramulla. This triggered stone-pelting at nearby places, including Nowpora and Shrakwara.
Locals alleged that Tanveer was killed in “cold blood” by the jawans of 53 Rashtriya Rifles who mistook the bang of a juice pouch to be a blast and started firing in the direction of civilians. Eyewitness said there was no stone pelting at the time the soldiers opened fire.
An encounter between militants and security forces took place in Redwora area of Budgam district in Jammu and Kashmir, news agency PTI quoted the police as saying. A cordon-and-search operation, launched by the security forces Tuesday evening after receiving information about the presence of militants in the Redwora area, turned into an encounter as the […]