Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh on Friday paid tributes to the Sub Inspector of J&K Police, Imran Talk, who attained martyrdom during an encounter at Zakura, Srinagar.
The police have apprehended one terrorist, while two others managed to escape.
"SI had opened fire", another police officer when contacted, said.
Also, unconfirmed reports suggest that a militant has been arrested by the forces.
A police officer said police and paramilitary CRPF men launched a combing and search operation in Zakura area in outskirts of Srinagar, 14 kms from city centre Lal Chowk, this evening after receiving inputs about presence of militants there.
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Reports said Mugees was presently affiliated with Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind led by Zakir Musa from South Kashmir.
Mugees Ahmad Mir, a resident of the city's Parimpora area, was brought home dead this evening, a police official said, adding that he was injured in the shoot-out. Two policemen were injured and sub-inspector Imran Tak succumbed to his injuries.
Meanwhile, authorities have chose to impose curfew-like restrictions in eight police station areas of the city as a precautionary measure.
The DC also ordered closure of all schools and colleges in Srinagar tomorrow.