ASI shot dead in old city
Islamic Front Owns Attack
SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI
Srinagar, Apr 20: Suspected militants killed a police officer in the old city here on Friday.
Police said gunmen fired upon the Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Sukhpal Singh belt no. 4193/S, posted at Police Post-Bagyas-Chattabal, near Darish Kadal this morning.
Singh was rushed to hospital where he succumbed.
SP North Showkat Shah while talking to Greater Kashmir said the ASI was shot at from point blank range. “Four bullets were pumped into his abdomen,” he added.
Soon after the incident police and paramilitary CRPF men reached the spot and launched searches to track the assailants. The deceased was the resident of Chandoosa in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district and is survived by his wife and mother.
Pertinently, Personal Security Officer, of the Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ali Muhammad Sagar, was killed when suspected militants attacked Minister’s ancestral home near Nawab Bazar in old city in December 2011.
On October 14, 2011, gunmen had shot at and injured Sajad Ahmad of Indian Reserve Police at Hazratbal on city outskirts here. In the month of March this year gunmen had shot at and injured a policeman at Sariabala here.
ISLAMIC FRONT OWNS ATTACK
Militant outfit Islamic Front claimed the responsibility for attack. The caller identifying himself as Sheikh Jamsheed, told Greater Kashmir,“Cadres from Islamic Front carried out the attack on the policeman at Darish Kadal on Saturday. Such attacks will continue in future also.”
CM CONDEMNS KILLING
Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has condemned the killing of Sukhpal Singh and described it as an “inhuman act.”
The Chief Minister extended condolence and sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 20 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 20 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 21 Apr 2012 00:00:00 IST
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