Anantnag Gunfight: Former Cop Bids Farewell To Slain DySP Son


SRINAGAR: Amidst tears and sorrow, Ghulam Hassan Bhat, a former senior police officer in Jammu & Kashmir until 2018, paid his final respects to his son, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) Humayun Bhat. DySP Humayun Bhat lost his life during a gunfight on Wednesday in Kokernag area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

DySP Humayun Bhat lost his life during a gunfight in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on September 13, 2023

Pertinently, a fierce gun battle erupted in Kokernag today, claiming the lives of three officers, including an Army Colonel, an Army Major, and the DySP of J&K Police.

One of the casualties in the Kokernag gunfight was the son of Ghulam Hassan Bhat, a former Inspector General of Police who served as Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) until 2018.

Bhat retired in 2018, and his son, Humayun, who belonged to the 2018 batch of JKAS officers, lost his life during the gunfight on Wednesday.

During the wreath-laying ceremony, attended by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and other high-ranking officers, Humayun’s father paid floral tributes to his son this evening amid tears and sorrow.

After laying the floral tributes, Bhat bid his son a “last salute” at District Police Lines Srinagar.

Humayun, who fell victim to today’s tragic gunfight, got married a year and a half ago and became a father just a month ago when his first son was born.

However, the family’s joy over the arrival of the newborn has been shattered by the tragic loss of the infant’s father in the gunfight.


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