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.