Police officer shot dead in Anantnag
Srinagar: Suspected militants on Monday shot dead a police officer while he was returning home after offering prayers at a mosque in Bijbehara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said.
Inspector Mohammad Ashraf Bhat was rushed to Bijbehara sub-district hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead, he said.
Bhat was presently posted at Police Training Centre in Lethpora in Pulwama district.
Meanwhile, a police spokesman said that a police inspector was ‘shot dead by terrorists in Chandpora Bijbehara area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Senior police officers reached at the terror crime spot’.
Giving details, the spokesman said that at about “1830 hours terrorists fired upon a police inspector identified as Inspector Mohammad Ashraf Bhat son of Mohammad Ramzan Bhat resident of Chandpora Kanelwan near his residence. The officer received gunshot injuries and was evacuated to nearby hospital, however, he succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom”.
“Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime,” he said.
“To pay honour and respect to slain, a wreath laying ceremony led by IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar was held at DPL Anantnag, where floral tributes were paid to the martyr. DIG SKR, SSP’s of Anantnag, Pulwama and Awantipora besides, other officers and colleagues of the martyr also laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains of the martyr and paid rich tributes to the martyr,” said the spokesman.