The Indian Army paid tribute to Special Police Officer (SPO) Billal Ahmad in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on August 21. Billal Ahmad lost his life in an encounter which took place in North Kashmir's Baramulla district. The encounter began at around 7:30 pm on August 20 and continued till next day. Heavy stone-pelting also ensued in the area when the encounter was on. This is the first security operation undertaken by teams of the Indian Army, JandK Police and the CRPF since August 05.