Militants disarm cops in Tral
Decamp With Rifles, Wireless Set
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, May 25: In the second such incident in less than a month, suspected militants Friday morning entered a Police Guard Post (PGP) in Tral area of Pulwama and decamped with four rifles and a wireless set.
Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) south Kashmir, Vijay Kumar told Greater Kashmir that three militants entered a PGP in Arigam village of Tral at around 9.30 AM. Four policemen including SPOs were posted at the post. He said two cops were present in the post while two SPOs were absent.
“One among the two policemen was in washroom and other one was relaxing in the bed when the militants entered the post,” DIG Kumar said. “The militants took away three Self-Loading Rifles, one INSAS rifle, a wireless set and fled from the spot,” he said.
The senior officer said that the policemen did not retaliate, despite the fact that the spot is close to police station Tral. “They (policemen) did not retaliate and informed the higher ups after an hour of the incident,” DIG said.
DIG south Kashmir said all cops including two SPOs have been arrested. He identified the two policemen as Havaldar Mushtaq Ahmad and Muhammad Qazim. “They are in police custody and are undergoing interrogation,” he said.
Police have registered a case in police station Tral vide FIR number 33/2012.
In the first week of this month, suspected militants decamped with two Self-Loading Rifles from a police post in Shopian district of south Kashmir. “We have clues about the Shopian incident and are hopeful that culprits will be arrested,” the DIG said.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 25 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 25 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 26 May 2012 00:00:00 IST
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