Srinagar, Jan 29: A policeman was shot dead by militants in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday, reports quoting officials said.
Quoting a police official, news agency GNS reported that Head Constable Ali Mohammad was fired upon by unknown militants in the Hassanpora area of the district, leaving him critically injured.
He was shifted to GMC Anantnag were doctors declared him dead. “He was brought dead,” a doctor at GMC Anantnag said.
The killing comes a day after a cop escaped unhurt in a militant attack in the Batmaloo area of Srinagar.
”Today at about 1730hrs Anantnag Police received information about a terror crime incident at Hasanpora Tabala area of Bijbehara Anantnag where terrorists had fired upon a Police personnel. Senior police officers reached at the terror crime spot.
Officers attending the terror crime spot learnt that Head Constable Ali Mohammad Ganie was shot at by the terrorists near his residential house at Hasanpora Tabala area of Bijbehara Anantnag. In this terror incident, he had received grievous gunshot injuries. Although, the injured police personnel was immediately evacuated to nearby hospital, however he succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom. It is pertinent to mention that the martyred official was posted at Police Station Kulgam.
We pay our rich tributes to the martyr and stand by his family at this critical juncture.
Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime. Area has been cordoned and search in the area is going on.”