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Kaluchak Massacre 14 May 2002

May 14, 2002

Details of the incident:

  • Three terrorists dressed in combat uniform boarded a Himachal Tourism bus, moving from Pathankot to Jammu at Vijaypur (near Samba) early morning on \14 may 02. At 0615 hours these terrorists stopped the bus near Kaluchak, shot the driver and the conductor of the bus and opened indiscriminate fire on the passengers inside the bus.
  • On hearing the sound of fire, sentries of Army Unit located in the vicinity, opened fire in the direction of the terrorists. Terrorists, while returning the fire, attempted to escape in the direction of army family lines, located to the main road. They also threw grenades on some vehicles parked in the vicinity. On entering the family lines they again fired indiscriminately on Army family members present in the premises.
  • In the Army family lines, the terrorist were cordoned off. All three terrorists were killed by 1000 hours.
  • Details of the Casualties:

    Details of the casualties are as follows:
    (a) Killed: 31 including 03 Army personnel, 18 Army family members and 10 civilians.
    (b) Wounded: 47 including 12 Army personnel, 20 Army family members and 15 civilians.
  • List of Deceased:
    • Army Personnel:
      The under mentioned personnel of army sustained Gun Shot Wounds due to terrorist fire at Kaluchak on 14 May 02 at 0600 hrs and were declared brought in dead at the local Military Hospital (MH):
    • Havildar Roop Chand
    • Battalion Havildar Major Manjeet Singh
    • Havildar M.S. Chauhan
    • Dependents of Army Personnel: The following dependents of Army Personnel died in the incident mentioned above. These personnel were evacuated to the local MH and were declared brought in dead/died while being evacuated:
    • Mrs. Premwati (40 yrs) W/o Subedar J.N. Yadav.
    • Mrs. Avlodhan Devi ( 65yrs) M/o Company Quarter Master Havildar (CQMH) RDP Singh
    • Ms. Muli (6 yrs) D/o CQMH RDP Singh
    • Ms. Nitu (14 yrs) D/o Havildar H.S Chauhan.
    • Mrs. Raya Chauhan ( 30 yrs) W/o Havildar Chauhan.
    • Mrs. Lalita Kumari (26 yrs) W/o CQMH R.K. Yadav.
    • Master Amit Yadav (5 yrs) S/o CQMH R.K. Yadav.
    • Ms. Amandeep Kaur (5 yrs) D/o Subedar Attar Singh
    • Master Jitender Singh (12 yrs) S/o Subedar Attar Singh
    • Ms. Dimple (18 yrs) D/o Subedar Gurdev Singh.
    • Mrs Jaswinder Kaur ( 45 Yrs ) W/O Subedar Gurdev Singh
    • Mrs Joginder Kaur (21 Yrs) W/O Lance Naik Harbhajan Singh
    • Master Devender Singh ( 3 Yrs) S/O Battalion Havildar Major Manjeet Singh
    • Mrs Baljit Kaur (30 Yrs) W/O Sepoy Gurlal Singh
    • Ms Amandeep Kaur ( 2 Yrs) D/O Sepoy Gurlal Singh
    • Mrs Punam Devi (38 Yrs) W/O Havildar Surendra Kumar
    • Ms Anchal (8 Yrs) D/O Havildar Surendra Kumar
    • Ms Gagan Deep Kaur ( 2 Months) D/O Battalion Havildar Major Manjeet Singh died at the local MH at 2330 hrs on 14 May 02
    • Civilian wounded in attack and who died at the local MH:. S/O Mr Sabir Ahmed R/O Kupwara - Died on 14 May 2002.
    • Civilians wounded in attack and who died at the local MH (Unidentified). Two adult males - Died on 14 May 2002
    • Civilians wounded in attack and who died at Govt. Medical College, Jammu:
    • Mrs Parmeshwari W/O Mr Bhagat Ram
    • Mr Kishanji Raina
    • Ms Sunaina Devi W/O Mr Bhoop Singh
    • Mr Bhoop Singh
    • Mr Prem Singh
    • Two Unidentified bodies
  • Terrorists involved in massacre:
    • All the three terrorists killed in this incident have been identified as Pakistani Nationals. They were Abu Suhail, son of Abdulah, resident of Faislabad, Pakistan, Abu Murshed (Mohammed Munir), son of Mehzabin Shah Jeb Resident of Gali no. 1, Salamatpura, Rahwali Cantt, District Gujranwala, Pakistan and Abu Javed (Amzad Salam Bin Mohammed Gisha), son of Amir Bin Jabbi resident of Village Guda Giriya, Nosar Ali Khan, District Gujranwala, Pakistan.
    • Certain food items like biscuits and chocolates found on the persons of these terrorists also reveal that these items were purchased from Zaffarwal, Pakistan.
    • These terrorists aged 19 to 20 years who were responsible for the cold blooded massacre at Kaluchak on May 14, 2002 had reportedly infiltrated across the LoC (Line of Control) in Samba area and boarded the Jammu bound Himachal Roadways bus at Vijaypur.

May 17, 2002



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