CRPF man injured in Pulwama attack
Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Oct 19: Gunmen killed a police officer in Anantnag, while a militant was killed in a gunfight in Shopian and a paramilitary CRPF man was injured in a shootout in Pulwama district, police and reports said.
Officials said that a police officer was shot dead by militants in Kenalwan area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday evening. “The militants attacked the officer, Inspector Mohammad Ashraf, as he was returning home after offering prayers. He was rushed to hospital in critical condition. However the doctors declared him brought dead on arrival,” they said.
A police spokesperson here said that a case has been registered under relevant sections of law. “Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this (militant) crime,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said, to pay honour and respect to the sop, a wreath laying ceremony led by IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar was held at DPL Anantnag, where floral tributes were paid to the slain. DIG SKR, SSP’s of Anantnag, Pulwama and Awantipora besides, other officers and colleagues of the slain cop also laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains and paid rich tributes to him.