Six Kashmiri policemen were killed after a “well planned trap” by LeT

Srinagar

Intelligence reports on Tuesday said that the killing of six policemen including a top cop was a reprisal attack by LeT militants under a well planned trap with the help of local OGWs.

On Friday, militants attacked a police jeep and killed SHO Feroz Ahmad Dar along with his five associates, and allegedly disfigured their bodies.

According to intelligence sources, the police party was led to a “well planned trap” that was brutally executed by the LeT militants with the help of local over-ground workers or OGWs.

“Dar had also received a threat to his life a few days back from some OGWs but he didn’t pay heed to that,” sources privy to the development said. The movement of SHO Dar and his escort was conveyed to the militants by local sympathisers, reports quoting sources said.

“It looks like a conspiracy hatched by LeT Commander Bashir Lashkar and the local OGWs to eliminate the ‘people friendly officer’,” a senior Kashmir Police officer told a news gathering agency.

Dar is survived by a wife and two minor daughters.

Pertinently, he Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti misinformed the assembly on June 17 about his status. Ms Mufti regretted that the slain SHO was a “bachelor who died so young before his marriage.”

Reports said that the Dar-led police team had been busy all day dealing with the law and order situation in the town, sparked by the encounter where three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants, including its commander Matto, were killed in Arwani village of south Kashmir.

According to the police, as Dar was travelling back to Achabal, local OGWs tipped the LeT Commander Lashkar, who along with “10-15 militants” laid an ambush near the Thajwari area of the town.

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