Uri encounter: The Indian Army stopped yet another infiltration bid on Friday evening in Kashmir. In a fresh bid foiled by the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector, as many as five terrorists were gunned down, reported ANI. The report added that areas along the Line of Control (LoC) were put on high alert after the incident. This attempt was made just a few hours after India and Pakistan were inducted into the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation grouping. During the ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the need for fighting against terrorism in a coordinated manner.
Meanwhile, in another part of Kashmir, separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son-in-law, Altaf Ahmed Shah, was today questioned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with its probe into the funding of terror and subversive activities in Kashmir. Shah, who is also known as Altaf Fantoosh, arrived at the NIA headquarters on Friday morning and was questioned by a team of officials about the alleged funding of the Geelani-led Tehrek-e-Hurriyat, PTI quoted official sources saying.
Apart from this, Altaf’s house was also raided by NIA along with others like Shahid-ul-Islam, a close aide of Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, who heads the moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference, and businessman Zahoor Watari, the agency reported. The NIA raids were carried out following the questioning of three separatist leaders: Nayeem Khan, who was seen on TV during a sting operation purportedly confessing to receiving money from Pakistan-based terror groups, ‘Bitta Karate’ and Gazi Javed Baba of the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, in the national capital last month.
In a similar incident reported earlier today, some militants attacked a camp of Special Operation Group (SOG) at Zainapora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. However, no casualties were reported from that incident.