Srinagar, Dec 23: A Special Police Officer (SPO) of Jammu and Kashmir police is reported missing alongwith an Ak 47 rifle from a police post in south Kashmir district of Kulgam since Tuesday, official sources said.
They said SPO identified as Mohammad Sikander Malik, a resident of Ahgar Yaripora Kulgam has gone missing from a police post in Kulgam since last evening.
A massive hunt has been launched to trace him, they said adding naka checkings have also been set up. However, so far he has not been traced, they said adding police has registered a case and initiated action.
Over a dozen SPOs and Army soldiers have deserted their posts in the Kashmir valley alongwith weapons. However, many of them were arrested and several others killed in encounters by the security forces. (UNI)