Militants shot dead a policeman on duty in South Kashmir

Published by Kashmir News Trust on July 14, 2019, 8:27 pm

Kashmir News Trust Web Desk


ANANTNAG:  In a militant action at Hiller area of District Anantnag here in South Kashmir, militants  fired upon a policeman on duty identified as SgCT Riyaz Ahmad.

In this incident he sustained critical gunshot injuries and was evacuated to hospital for medical treatment. However the injured policeman succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.

"We paid our rich tributes to slain Riyaz Ahmad who sacrificed his life in the line of duty," said a police officer.

Police has registered a case and officers are investigating the circumstances of this incident.

Reports said that the slain policeman was the security guard of National Conference leader Justice Tauqir Ahmed.

"My colleague from Kokernag in South Kashmir Judge (Retd) Tauqeer Sb was just attacked by militants.While he escaped unhurt his security officer was hit & killed in the line of duty. I unreservedly condemn this dastardly attack & convey my condolences to the family of the deceased," tweeted Omar Abdullah. 

Omar added that the security officer Selection Grade Constable Riyaz Ahmed Khan was posted with him for the last few years & was killed when 3 militants attacked a party convention. I’ve just spoken to Tauqeer Sb to convey my concern & my condolences for Riyaz’s death.