Srinagar, September 12: A probationary Sub-Inspector, Arshid Ahmad, was shot dead by a militant from point-blank range this afternoon at a marketplace in the Khanyar area.
The cop was shot at a police checkpoint near Khanyar police station in the old Srinagar city. Arshid was taken to the SMHS hospital in the city. Finding him critical, doctors referred him to the SKIMS, Soura, where he succumbed.
A CCTV footage shows a militant shooting the officer at least twice from behind from point-blank range. Officials said the area has been cordoned off and a hunt launched to nab the attacker.
The people behind the killing have been identified and will be brought to justice soon, DGP Dilbag Singh said.
“We have lost a brave young officer who was just at the threshold of service. He was learning the nuances of policing. He was deputed to a hospital for a check-up of the accused person and while coming back from the hospital, he was shot. It is a very tragic loss for us and the family and we express our condolences,” the DGP said.