KL Report


A policeman was martyred while four policemen were injured when militants lobbed a grenade and fired in discriminatorily on a police party who were tackling a stone pelting mob in Sopore.

In the midnight miscreants pelted stones on police, CRPF bunkers at SBI and main Chowk Sopore. While the stone pelters were being tackled near Chota Bazar Sopore, terrorists among the stone pelters hurled a grenade and fired upon police party resulting in on spot death of Constable Mohammad Syed Khan and injuries to 04 police personnel. All the injured police personnel were shifted to SDH Sopore and B B Cant Hospital Srinagar, where their condition is reported to be stable.

The police party exhibited utmost restraint and did not retaliate as there was every apprehension of civilian casualties. 

Meanwhile IGP Kashmir, A G Mir Saturday visited Sopore to take stock of the situation after last night incident in which a policeman was martyred, while dealing with stone pelters, another police statement said.

It added that he also visited Altaf’s bereaved family in Srinagar who fell to the bullets of militants last evening at Bijbehara.


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