Militants decamp with cop’s service rifle

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Militants on Thursday night barged inside the police post guarding the house of a judge and decamped with a service rifle of a guard here in Srinagar city.

A police official told GNS that some unknown militants overpowered a security guard constable Mohammad Iqbal and snatched the AK-47 rifle along with 02 magazines and 60 rounds from his possession while he was performing duty near the residence of a district and sessions judge, Sujat Ali Khan at Qamarabad in Qamarwari area of city. “Khan who is presently posted as Sessions Judge in Shopian district was inside his home at the time of incident.”

“The incident occurred at around 2:00 am last night,” the officer said, adding that the other security guards opened fire following the incident.

However, the militants managed to flee from the spot, the officer said, adding that a case has been registered and further investigations taken up in this regard.

Meanwhile, authorities on Friday beefed up the security across Srinagar city following yesterday’s militant attack near SMHS hospital that left a private security guard injured and the mid-night attack after militants decamped with a service rifle of a policeman guarding the house of session’s judge at Qamarwari.

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