SRINAGAR: The police officer Muhammad Imran Tak, who lost life in a brief shootout in Zakura area of Srinagar city was laid to rest at his home town Udhampur in Jammu Kashmir region, local news gatherer CNS reported.
Militant Mugees Ahmad Mir was also killed in the shootout. A resident of Parimpora, he was claimed by Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen as its member. However, at his funeral, there were countless ISIS flags around.
His relatives including his litter daughter Alishba had arrived here in Kashmir capital Srinagar to take the body to Udhampur.
His relatives and batch mates were aghast when his body was boarded in an ambulance on Friday night.
One of his photographs along with his little daughter went viral with the following paragraphs.“While politicians and bureaucrats use Government funded air services for their official tours, Muhammad Imran Tak, the slain police officer who sacrificed his life in Zakura was boarded in an ambulance for his last journey towards his home town Udhampur.”
“The ambulance left Srinagar late in the evening, traversing the bumpy serpentine highway running along the mountains and hills of PIr-Panchal. His corps along with his little daughter Alishba reached Udhampur in darkest hours of night, when state was fast asleep. His village and family were all awake, left in deep state of pain and shock.”
“When so much money is consumed by State Government officials on air services, hiring choppers, don’t you think the he deserved to be air lifted for his last journey from Srinagar to his home? Even Army and Para-military personnel are air lifted as a mark of respect. He deserved a smooth journey and a decent burial after all he made supreme sacrifice of his life, joys, peace and strength that his family ever had.”
Meanwhile, an official spokesman said the Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh along with Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar and Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga were among those who laid wreath on the mortal remains of slain Sub-Inspector.
Dr Singh while paying tributes to the police officer here at DPL Udhampur expressed grief over the killing and extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
“Imran was a brave and sincere cop who laid his life for securing the lives of others,” the Dy CM said, adding that the nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty.
Recognizing the brave act of Sub-Inspector Imran Tak, DyCM said his name will be recommended for prestigious Shaurya Chakra gallantry medal so that the future generations can take inspiration and follow the path tread by the brave police officers.
MLA Jammu West, Sat Paul Sharma; Chief Secretary, B B Vyas; Principal Secretary Home, Raj Kumar Goyal; DG JKP, Dr. S P Vaid; IGP Jammu, Dr. S D Singh, DIG Udhampur–Reasi range, DC, Ravinder Kumar, SSP, Director SKPA Udhampur, senior officers of civil administration, Police, Army and other paramilitary forces besides prominent citizens were present on the occasion who paid floral tributes to the martyred Sub-Inspector of J&K Police.
Later, the mortal remains of the slain cop were laid to rest at his native place Basantgarh.