Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and political party leaders have condemned the killing of a Jammu and Kashmir police Sub-Inspector in a militant attack on Sunday.
Militants fired upon police Sub-Inspector identified as Arshid Ahmad from a close range in Khanyar area of Srinagar. He was moved to the hospital in a critical condition where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha condemned the killing of Police Officer Arshad Ashraf Mir.
In a statement issued by the Office of Lieutenant Governor, Sinha said, “I strongly condemn the brutal killing of our braveheart Police Officer Arshad Ashraf Mir by terrorists. This is a handiwork of enemies of humanity & peace. His supreme sacrifice won’t go in vain, terrorists will be punished for the act. Heartfelt condolences to the martyr’s family.”
Former Chief Minister and J&K National Conference leader, Omar Abdullah tweeted, “Sorry to hear about the death in the line of duty of Sub-Inspector Arshid Mir of @JmuKmrPolice in a dastardly attack in the heart of Srinagar city. A young life with so much promise, another grieving family. May Allah grant Arshid place in Jannat.”
Jammu & Kashmir People’s Conference leader Imran Ansari while condemning the attack tweeted, “Strongly condemn the killing of JK police Sub-Inspector Arshid Ahmad. A young life snatched in broad daylight, leaving behind his family in perpetual mourning and sense of grief. May Allah grant him highest place in Jannat.”
Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti tweeted, “Saddened to hear about the death of J&K Police Sub-Inspector Arshid Ahmed killed by militants at Khanyar on Sunday. May his soul rest in peace and condolences to his family.”
Condemning the killing of Arshid Ahmad, Apni Party President Altaf Bukhari termed the incident extremely barbaric that can yield nothing except more miseries to the people.
“Khanyar incident is an addition to the senseless bloodshed that has made another Kashmiri family a victim of violence,” he said in his condolence message.
PDP leader and youth coordinator central Kashmir Arif Laigaroo also condemned the killing of police officer in Khanyar.
“This is barbaric and nothing will come out after these killings,” Laigaroo said.
“For what sin he was killed,” he asked and demanded an end to killings and said meaningful dialogue is the need of hour.