August 14: Today at about 0930hrs militants fired indiscriminately upon a joint Naka party of police and security forces at Gulshan Nagar area of Nowgam Srinagar.
In the militant incident, three Police personnel sustained grievous gunshot injuries and were evacuated to the hospital for the treatment of their injuries. However, two injured identified as Fayaz Ahmad and Ishfaq Ayoub of IRP 20th Bn succumbed to their injuries and attained martyrdom.
Police has registered a case under relevant sections of law in this regard. Investigation is in progress. Area has been cordoned and search in the area is going on to nab the militants.
Later on, in order to pay honour and respect to these martyrs, a wreath lying ceremony was held in Armed Police Complex Humhama, where floral tributes were paid to the martyrs.
RR Bhatnagar advisor to Hon’ble LG J&K led civil and police officers in paying tributes and laying floral wreath on the mortal remains and paid rich tributes to the martyrs.
The martyrs bodies were later on handed over to their next of kins for last rites the statement reads.