Police Officer Abducted, Hanged By Militants In Kashmir
8 March 2006
The Times of India
Srinagar: A militant and a special police officer (SPO) were killed in separate incidents in Srinagar and Pulwama districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. The militant, whose identity and group affiliation are being ascertained, was killed in an encounter in Ganderbal area on the outskirts of Srinagar, a defence spokesman said. He said an AK assault rifle and some ammunition were recovered from him. In another incident, SPO Mehraj-ud-din Sofi was killed by militants in Awantipora area of Pulwama district, official sources said, adding that the victim was abducted from his Tral residence and later hanged to death.