Srinagar, Jul 31: In a first incident of its kind, unknown persons on Tuesday overpowered a cop and snatched his service rifle from Kandhar area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Reports said that the policeman Mohd Ishaq (belt no. 436) of 4th IRP bn was overpowered by some persons who snatched his service rifle (INSAS) near Kandhar area of Maidanpora in Lolab.
The policeman was part of the deployment for former minister and MLA Abdul Haq Khan’s visit in the area.
A police officer confirmed the incident and termed it a “serious concern”, saying the incident is first of its kind in the frontier district.
Soon after the rifle-snatching incident, a joint team of army and SOG launched a hunt to nab the attackers.