CID Inspector shot dead in Nowgam

Two unidentified militants attacked him with pistol: Police

Srinagar: An inspector of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), J&K Police, was shot dead by suspected militants in Nowgam area of Srinagar on Tuesday evening.

Official sources said that the militants fired at and critically injured the CID inspector when he was returning after offering prayers at Kanipora area of Nowgam.

He was shifted to hospital where he was declared brought dead on arrival, they said.

A police officer confirmed the killing of the CID inspector and identified him as Pervaiz Ahmad Dar. He was posted at police station Parimpora.  “Investigations have been started,” he said.

Meanwhile, police in a statement said that today at about 8:00 PM, two unidentified militants fired indiscriminately upon a police inspector, in front of local mosque while he was going for prayer at 8:00 PM at Menganwaji Nowgam area of district Srinagar.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, DIG CKR and SSP Srinagar reached at the spot and inspected scene of crime.

Preliminary investigation revealed that two militants fired upon a police inspector Parvez Ahmad Dar, son of Ghulam Nabi Dar from pistols while he was going to offer Magrib prayers.

In this incident, he had sustained grievous bullet injuries and was shifted to nearby hospital for the treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries. “We pay our rich tributes to the martyr who left behind his wife and inconsolable two young children a 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son,” police said.

The statement said that CCTV footage shows firing by two militants with pistols. “Identification is being done. Suspects are being questioned,” police said.

Meanwhile, 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 circumstances which lead to this incident. The area has been cordoned off and search in the area is going on,” police said.

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