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Jawahar Nagar Quarters again! 4 rifles gone from Cong leader’s residence

Srinagar: Security personnel inspecting the house of Congress Legislator (Member of legislative Council) where militants looted four AK47 Rifles of security personnel,at Jawahar Nagar in Srinagar on Sunday, Dec 30, 2018. PTI Photo by Umar Ganie

Srinagar, Dec 30: Four weapons have gone missing from the residence of Congress leader and former MLC Muzaffar Parray at Jawahar Nagar area of Srinagar city, second such incident in the area in the last three months.

Quoting official sources, news agency Global News Service reported that four AK-47 rifles went missing from the guard room of the former legislator’s official residence at J-37 Government Quarters in Jawahar Nagar.

“We are investigating how these weapons went missing,” the news agency quoted SSP Srinagar, Imtiaz Ismail Parray saying.

When and who took the weapons could not be confirmed even as the sources said that of the four policemen posted at Parray’s residence, three are from security wing and another from district police Sopore.

“They all have been summoned for questioning while the authorities have also ordered an inquiry to ascertain the incident,” sources said, adding that Parrey is out of the state for last one month.

Meanwhile, an alert was sounded across Srinagar and on the exit routes out of it. Government forces also launched searches at multiple places within and on the outskirts of the district.

This is second such incident in the same area.

On September 28, a special police officer decamped with seven rifles and a licensed pistol from the residence of a PDP leader in the same locality.

SPO Adil Bashir Sheikh had fled away with the weaponry from PDP legislator Aijaz Ahmad Mir’s Jawahar Nagar Quarters.

Two days later, Adil announced his joining Hizbul Mujahideen outfit by posting a picture of self with other militants with the rifles hanging over their shoulders.