Police contributing one day salary for 16 families of slain cops

SRINAGAR: Personnel of Jammu and Kashmir Police will donate one day salary for the families of their colleagues who were killed in recent militant attacks, a police spokesman said. Fourteen policemen and two SPO’s were killed in various militancy related incidents during this year.

Almost eight of them were killed in last two days. Six including a young police officer and his five colleagues were killed in south Kashmir.

The spokesman said that the one day salary of this month is aimed at showing solidarity with bereaved families. “The contributed amount will be credited into Range PHQ Welfare Fund under the title AIG Welfare PHQ J&K Account Number 0110010100004910 maintained at J&K Bank extension counter PHQ,” the spokesman said.

Later today, a Duaieya Majlis, a prayer meeting, and Quran Khawani was held this evening in Jamia Masjid Police lines Srinagar for six police personnel who were killed in Achabal by militants on Friday.

“These special prayers were held to pay homage to these martyrs and to show solidarity with the bereaved families,” the spokesman said. “The special prayers will continue for three days in Jamia Masjid Police Lines Srinagar.” He said the objective of the congressional payers was to convey that J&K police as a family stands with the families and they will be taken care of.

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