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Kashmir: Police officer, PDP worker shot dead

Srinagar, Oct 28: A Peoples Democratic Party worker and a police officer were shot dead in two incidents in Srinagar and Pulwama respectively on Sunday.

In the first incident of the day, a police officer was killed by suspected militants at Wahibugh in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on late afternoon.

An official said that suspected militants intercepted the Sub Inspector rank officer working with Police’s CID department.

After being intercepted, the officer, identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir a resident of Sountehbugh who was travelling in his car i10 bearing registration number JK01AD 8352, was abducted by the gunmen and taken to a nearby Rumshi Nalla where he was latter shot dead.

A police officer confirmed the incident and said that the bullet-riddled body of the officer was recovered from the area.

Posted in the CID department, Mir, as per Press Trust of India, had been warned against venturing into his village as there was a possibility of attack by militant groups, who have been targeting policemen in the state recently.

“I had told him that he should not go as militants could attack. But he was desperate to see his parents who reside at Sontabugh in the interiors of Pulwama district. This morning as he was preparing to leave for home, he came with a changed appearance. He shaved off his beard and decided to use his personal vehicle to go to his native village,” PTI quoted one of slain’s supervising officers.

“Now they (militants) will not be able to recognise me” were possibly his last words to his officer before he left for home with a smiling face as he was seeing his parents after a long time.

Son of a retired police officer, Mir, who was from 2010 batch of sub-inspector, had served in Ganderbal district of South Kashmir for five years before being transferred to Kulgam district last year.

He was shifted to the CID department in March this year.

Later in evening, unknown gunmen also shot dead a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) worker in Gungbugh area of Srinagar.

An official that Mohammad Amin Dar son of Ghulam Mohammad Dar was shot at by gunmen near his residence at Gungbugh.

Dar received serious bullet wounds and was taken to JVC hospital where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival.

Meanwhile, forces cordoned off the area to nab the assailants.