Police yet to trace 3 SPOs, TA soldier
Kulgam, Aug 10: Police are yet to trace three Special Police Officers and a Territorial Army soldier who had gone missing along with service rifles from District Police Lines in this south Kashmir district on Monday.
“Police have launched massive search operations to nab the missing SPOs and a TA soldier however, so far they have not been successful,” sources said.
Gul Muhammad Rahi (Belt No 216/SPO) and Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din (Belt No 425/SPO), posted as SPOs in Kulgam, went missing from the District Police Lines along with two AK 47 service rifles last night. A suspended SPO Bashir Ahmad Bhat who had also entered the SOG camp that evening had also fled with a rifle.
In a separate incident a former counterinsurgent turned Territorial Army trooper, Shakeel Ahmad Bhat alias Tiger had also fled from his camp along with his service rifle in the same district.
The Station House Officer (SHO) Police Station Kulgam Muhammad Yusuf Mir said two SPOs have fled away with weapons.
“An FIR under section 380, 409 has been lodged against the culprits and search operation has been launched,” he said.
He said reportedly a suspended SPO and a TA soldier too have gone missing.
“We are ascertaining the facts,” he added.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 10 Aug 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 10 Aug 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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