Cop posted in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam goes missing with service rifle, suspected to have deserted police

Srinagar: A policeman, posted in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, is suspected to have deserted the force and is believed to have fled with his service rifle.

Constable Tariq Ahmad Bhat, posted at Police post Pakherpora in Budgam district, has not reported for work since Tuesday, a police official said on Wednesday.

He said Bhat's service rifle and some ammunition were also missing from the police post.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Efforts are on to trace the policeman who is so far being treated as a "missing", the official said, adding that the possibility of Bhat having deserted the force cannot be ruled out either.

An army man had deserted the force in Shopian district earlier this month and later joined militant ranks.

Updated Date: Apr 25, 2018 12:51 PM

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