Anantnag, June 8 : An alert Special Police Officer (SPO) of a former PDP MLA foiled a rifle snatching attempt by suspected militants on Friday in south Kashmir district of Kulgam.
Official sources said that former PDP MLA Abdul Gaffar Sofi and his PSO were on way to a Mosque to offer Friday prayers, when they were suddenly stopped by a group of militants at Wanpoo in Kulgam.
However, the PSO entered into a scuffle with the militants, triggering chaos in the area.
“The militants later fled the spot,” they added.
Security forces have been rushed to the spot and a search operation has been launched to nab the attackers, they added.