Worried Police issues advisory
‘Be Extra-Cautious, Don’t Venture Out Unnecessarily’
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, Aug 11: In the wake of the killing of a retired Deputy Superintendent of Police in Batamaloo here Friday and spurt in militancy related incidents during last some weeks, an advisory has been issued to police officers asking them to be extra-cautious.
The advisory, sources in police said, has been issued by police headquarters soon after Batamaloo killing. In the advisory, the officers have been asked not to venture out to mosques for prayers. “They can go to mosques that are either located in police colonies or security zones,” the advisory said.
The advisory has further asked the officers to keep their Personal Security Officers (PSOs) with them round the clock. They have also been asked to visit their areas of jurisdiction in bullet proof vehicles only.
Last month, the Home Department had issued an advisory to politicians including ministers and legislators after a spurt in militant attacks. They too were asked to remain extra-cautious and use bullet proof vehicles while moving around. The politicians were asked to venture out into any area only after getting clearance from the respective Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP).
Meanwhile, police have no definite leads into the Friday killing in Batamaloo. “There are no definite leads,” a senior police officer told Greater Kashmir. “We are investigating every angle of the killing. We have registered a criminal case and started investigation,” he added. The police officer said the killing was worrisome. “Earlier a political worker was also killed as he was going to offer prayers,” he said.
During this year, besides retired Dy SP Bhat, suspected militant have killed three policemen including an officer.
On April 20, suspected militants had killed an Assistant Sub-Inspector near Safakadal in old Srinagar.
On July 3, suspected militants shot dead a constable in Pulwama. On the same day, another constable was killed in Kulgam district.
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