Jammu and Kashmir: Special Police Officer shot dead by militants in Pulwama, hunt to nab assailants on

Thirty-eight-year-old Special Police Officer (SPO) Haleem Gujjar was shot dead by militants in Tral area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir.

FP Staff October 18, 2017 19:30:15 IST
Jammu and Kashmir: Special Police Officer shot dead by militants in Pulwama, hunt to nab assailants on

A Special Police Officer was shot dead  on Wednesday by militants in Tral area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir, according to media reports.

Haleem Gujjar, 38, was fired upon by militants at his residence in Gutroo village of Tral around 5:45 pm in Aripal tehsil, 36 kilometers from Srinagar, according to a police official. Gujjar died on the spot, the police official added.

However, India Today reported that Gujjar suffered critical injuries and was shifted to nearby hospital where the doctors declared him dead.

Government forces launched a hunt to nab the assailants, according to the India Today report.

This is the second incident in less than six months where a police officer has been shot dead by militants.

On 15 June, policeman Shabir Ahmad Dar succumbed to his injuries after he was shot by suspected militants in Kulgam in south Kashmir.

He received multiple bullet injuries when the militants opened fire outside his residence in Bogund, a police official said.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date:

also read

India condemns 'abuse levelled' against Narendra Modi in UK House debate on Kashmir
World

India condemns 'abuse levelled' against Narendra Modi in UK House debate on Kashmir

The Minister for Asia in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Amanda Milling, responded to the debate by reiterating the UK government's unchanged stance on Kashmir as a bilateral issue

Opinion | West's blind eye to Khalistani activities does not end threat, but only amplifies it
World

Opinion | West's blind eye to Khalistani activities does not end threat, but only amplifies it

In numbers greater than ever before, Pakistan has started plugging Khalistani groups into protests, demonstrations and lobbying to undermine India everywhere

India hits out at Pak, OIC for raising Kashmir issue at UN Human Rights Council
India

India hits out at Pak, OIC for raising Kashmir issue at UN Human Rights Council

Exercising India's rights to respond to comments made by Pakistan and the OIC on Kashmir, Badhe said it does not need lessons from a "failed state" like Pakistan which is the "epicentre of terrorism and worst abuser of human rights".