March 2021 News

Millitants Involve In Sopore Attack Identified, Further Investigation Going On Vigorously:IGP Kashmir

29 March 2021

Srinagar: Inspector General of police,kashmir Zone,Vijay kumar stated that the attack in North kashmir's sopore was carried by Local militant along with foreign one and added that further investigations are going on. Talking to kashmir news service (KNS), the police chief said that Sopore Police received information about a millitancy crime incident near SDH Sopore where millitants had attacked Municipal Councillors. Senior Police & CAPF officers along with their teams immediately reached at the crime spot. The police chief further said that, Preliminary investigation revealed that millitants had fired indiscriminately upon the Municipal Councillors near Lone Building opposite SDH Sopore resulting in injuries to two Municipal Councillors namely Reyaz Ahmad Pir & Shams-ud-din Pir and a police personnel namely Shafqat Nazir. However, among the injured Councillor Reyaz Ahmad and police personnel Shafqat Ahmad succumbed to their injuries. Meanwhile, another injured councillor was shifted to hospital for treatment of his injuries. It is pertinent to mention that post millitant attack, IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar-IPS visited PD Sopore and inspected the scene of crime. Thereafter, he chaired a security review meeting with Commander 5-Sector RR, DIG CRPF and SSP Sopore. While interacting with the officers, the IGP Kashmir urged upon the participating officers that it is of crucial importance to enhance security of vulnerable persons and to take all necessary measures to thwart away the nefarious designs of millitants. IGP Kashmir also took serious note of the poor and inappropriate retaliation by the PSOs of protected persons present on spot and directed SSP Sopore to put four PSOs under suspension. Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law and Cordon and search operation at various locations were going on when this report was filed.