Life crippled in Tujjar Sharief for day 2

Srinagar, Sep 26: Life remained crippled for the second day on Wednesday in Tujjar Sharief, Sopore, where two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants, including a top commander, were killed by security forces in an encounter which ensued during Cordon and Search Operation (CASO).

Life in Sopore main town was normal with business and other activities going on normally though mobile internet service remained suspended and educational institutions closed for the second day today.

Official sources said that shops and business establishments remained closed in Tujjar sharief and adjoining areas for the second day today. Traffic was also off the roads though private vehicles were plying.

One of the slain militant killed by security forces in an encounter yesterday, identified as Abdul Majeed Mir alias Sameer, is a local resident of Tujjar sharief Bomai, Sopore while the other is Abu Maaz, a top commander of LeT, resident of Pakistan.

There was no hartal in Sopore town where shops and business establishments were functioning normally and traffic was plying on all roads. However, traffic was disrupted on Sopore-Bandipora and Sopore-Baramulla road after people, protesting against water shortage, blocked it at Green town, Sopore. Hundreds of vehicles got stranded on the road as agitators refused to allow demanding assurance that water will be supplied.

Mobile internet of all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), remained suspended as a precautionary measure for the second day today to prevent spread of rumours. Educational institutions also remained closed in Sopore, they added.

Two LeT militants were killed in a joint operation by Army, Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF early Tuesday morning.

Police spokesman said that the slain militants were active in the area and were involved in various cases of civilian killings and attacks on security establishments.

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