Police Officer Shot Dead

SRINAGAR: An inspector of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), J&K Police, was shot dead by suspected militants in Nowgam area of Srinagar on Tuesday evening.

Quoting official sources news agency GNS reported that the militants fired at and critically injured the CID inspector when he was returning after offering prayers at Kanipora area of Nowgam.

He was shifted to hospital where he was declared brought dead on arrival, they said.

A police officer confirmed the killing of the CID inspector and identified him as Pervaiz Ahmad Dar. He was posted at police station Parimpora.

“Investigations have been started,” he said.

A police spokesman said preliminary investigations said two militants fired upon  Parvez Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Nabi Dar using pistols while he was going to offer Magrib Prayers. He had sustained grievous bullet injuries and was shifted to a nearby hospital for the treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries. He is survived by his wife and two young children, a 13 years old daughter and 10 years old son.

“CCTV footage shows firing by two terrorists with pistols. Identification is being done. Suspects are being questioned,” the spokesman said. “Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law.”

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