September 2021 News

J&K Police Officer Shot Dead By Militants In Srinagar, Incident Caught On Camera

12 September 2021

Srinagar: A probationary sub-inspector in Jammu and Kashmir Police was on Sunday shot dead from point-blank range by a terrorist in the Khanyar area of old Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. According to a CCTV footage of the incident, the terrorist fired at Arshid Ahmad at least twice from behind and injured him. Ahmad, who belonged to Kupwara district in north Kashmir, was immediately taken to SKIMS hospital in Soura where he succumbed to injuries. The incident took place at around 1.35 pm at a marketplace in Khanyar, the officials said. Terrible news from *Srinagar. Probationary Sub Inspector Arshid Ahmad of @KashmirPolice was gunned down in cold blood. I unreservedly condemn this terror attack and send my heartfelt condolences to Arshid's family & @JmuKmrPolice .May Almighty grant him highest place in Jannat. Parvaiz Ahmad Qadri (@Parvaiz_Qadri) September 12, 2021 The area has been cordoned off by the security forces and a hunt launched to nab the attacker. Srinagar Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu, former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah have expressed their grief over the killing of Arshid Ahmad and called it a 'cowardly attack' by terrorists. 'Saddened to hear about the death of J&K Police Sub Inspector Arshid Ahmed killed by militants at Khanyar today. May his soul rest in peace & condolences to his family,' Mufti tweeted. 'Sorry to hear about the death in the line of duty of Sub Inspector Arshid Mir of @JmuKmrPolice in a dastardly attack in the heart of Srinagar city. A young life with so much promise, another grieving family. May Allah grant Arshid place in Jannat,' Abdullah tweeted.