Policeman shot dead in Srinagar

Sunday’s incident took place two days after militants fled after exchange of fire near SKIMS Bemina.
Policeman shot dead in Srinagar
This is the second killing in SD Colony Batamaloo by militants. Earlier in the first week of October, a PDD employee was shot dead by the militants in the same locality. [File]Aman Farooq for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: Militants Sunday evening shot dead a policeman of J&K Police in a hit and run attack in Batamaloo area in Srinagar.

The slain policeman identified as Tawseef Ahmad Wani of Lachampora Batamaloo was posted in the police department since 2019.

Official sources said that the incident took place in SD Colony Batamaloo after militants fired upon Tawseef from point blank range.

“He received bullets in head,” police officials told Greater Kashmir.

“ The number of terrorists involved in the attack is being ascertained” the official said.

“A massive operation to track the terrorist/s is underway,” police officials said, adding that reinforcement has arrived at the spot.

Police officials said after being shot, the policeman was moved to SMHS hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.

This is the second killing in SD Colony Batamaloo by militants. Earlier in the first week of October, a PDD employee was shot dead by the militants in the same locality.

Sunday’s incident took place two days after militants fled after exchange of fire near SKIMS Bemina.

Earlier in the second week of September, a police officer was killed in a hit and run attack in Khanyar area of the city.

On August 3, a police officer and a civilian were injured in a terrorist attack in the same area. The terrorists had opened fire on police’s Rakshak vehicle parked at Shiraz Chowk in Khanyar area of downtown Srinagar and injured a constable.

On August 7, a policeman was killed in a terrorist attack in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district of south Kashmir.

On June 22, Inspector Pervaiz Ahmad, who worked with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) wing of the police, was killed after terrorists opened fire on him at Nowgam near his home in Srinagar outskirts. On June 17, an off-duty Jammu and Kashmir policeman was shot dead near his house in the old city’s Saidapora area.

Meanwhile, a statement issued by the police on Sunday said: ““Today at about 2015 hrs Srinagar Police received information about a terror crime incident at SD Colony Batamaloo area of Srinagar. Senior police officers reached at the terror crime spot.”

“Preliminary investigations have revealed that terrorists fired upon one Police personnel at SD Colony Batamaloo area of Srinagar. He has been identified as Ct. Tawseef Ahmad Wani son of Late Mohammad Usman Wani resident of SD Colony Batamaloo. In this terror incident, he had sustained grievous bullet injuries and was shifted to nearby hospital for the treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom” the statement said.

“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 circumstances which lead to this terror crime. Area has been cordoned off and search in the area is going on”, the police statement added.

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