Suspected Militant Strikes at Shopian Court, Shot at Cop

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Sheikh Hilal

SHOPIAN

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Injured cop, Mohammad Ashraf.

Panic spread in Shopian District Court on Thursday morning when a pistol-borne youth shot at a cop and fled the spot.

The incident happened when a constable Mohammad Ashraf from Srinagar was busy frisking people at court entrance along with his two other colleagues.

In between, eye witnesses told Kashmir Life, a youth believed to be a suspected militant showed up at the gate and tried to snatch AK-47 from the cop. “But the cop didn’t let the rifle go,” the eye witnesses said. “As a scuffle of sorts ensued, other cops rushed towards the gate. Sensing the threat, the youth took out a pistol and shot the cop, Mohammad Ashraf and fled the spot.”

The injured cop was rushed to Srinagar’s SMHS hospital where his condition is said to be very critical.

Meanwhile, a police party has launched manhunt to nab the youth.

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