Union Home Minister Amit Shah Thursday visited the residenceof Jammu and Kashmir Police officer Arshad Ahmed Khan, who died after beinginjured in a militant attack on June 12 in Anantnag district, and assured hisfamily that the government will look after them.
Shah, accompanied by officials, went to the Bal Gardenresidence of Khan near the city's Civil Lines area and met his parents MushtaqAhmed Khan and Mehbooba Begum, wife, brother and children Uhbaan (5 years) andDaamin (18 months).
The home minister came and offered his condolence, andassured that the government will look after the family of the brave son of thecountry, a kin of Arshad Khan, who was present at the meeting, said.
Shah also handed a letter of commendation, highlighting thesacrifice of the police officer, to members of the family and it was eventuallyin the hands of 18-month-old Daamin.
On his official Twitter handle, Shah said Khan's"sacrifice for the security of our nation has saved many lives. The entirenation is proud of Arshad Khans valour and courage".
Khan, 37, was injured in the attack on June 12 and laterflown to Delhi in an air ambulance for specialised treatment. However, hesuccumbed to injuries at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) onJune 16.
Five CRPF personnel were killed in the attack, in which alone Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant targeted a patrol team of the paramilitaryforce.
Khan, the Saddar SHO in Anantnag, reached the site soonafter.
The moment he stepped out of his official bulletproofvehicle, along with his service rifle, a barrage of bullets were fired by themilitant. One bullet ricocheted from the butt of his service rifle and hit hisliver and duodenum, officials had said.
Even in that condition, the officer kept firing bullets atthe militant before he collapsed, they had said.
Khan was appointed sub-inspector in the Jammu and KashmirPolice in 2002 and served in various important capacities.
During the 2016 agitation following the death of BurhanWani, the poster boy of the Hizbul Mujahideen, Khan, who was then posted asStation House Officer of Bijbehara, single-handedly cleared the highway andensured that there was no traffic restriction.