Weapon loot: Police announces Rs 2 lakh reward

Srinagar

Police on Friday announced a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest of an SPO, who fled with seven rifles and a pistol from the residence of  Peoples Democratic Party leader and MLA Wachi in Srinagar.

A police spokesman said that Rs 2 lakh reward will be given to anyone who gives information about the deserter cop and the weapons.

Earlier, SPO Adil Bashir decamped with the service weapons including seven AK-rifles and one pistol from the guard room at J-11, Government Quarters Jawahar Nagar.

“Adil Bashir Sheikh, 24, (Belt No. 488/SPO) originally belongs to Zainpora, Shopian district. A case has been registered in addition to the departmental inquiry,” he added.

Sheikh was engaged as SPO on March 11, 2017, he said.

Meanwhile, sources said that following the incident, a high alert has been sounded across the Srinagar district and the routes leading to South Kashmir.

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