Militants on Friday attacked a police party in Thajiwara Achabal in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, leaving at least six personnel, including local SHO, dead, reports said.
#10:00 PM: The policemen were shot at first and then they were shot from a close range to mutilate them: Police Source
J&K: Wreath laying ceremony of 6 police personnel who lost their lives in Anantnag attack pic.twitter.com/Qp2sTxaJ4U— ANI (@ANI_news) June 16, 2017
#9:10 PM: DGP denies information about disfiguration of bodies. He said they stopped them, took the weapons and then killed them. Bodies are reaching DPL Anantnag and then will be ascertained. The first report says they were shot at indiscriminately.
#8:55 PM: Militants kill policemen, disfigure their faces before walking away with their weapons in Kashmir: Police
#8:55 PM: The Slain Policemen have been identified as
1. Feroz Ahmed Dar S/o Ab Raheem Dar R/o Dogripora, Teh Awantipora, Distt Pulwama (At present _ Sangam Bijbehara)
2. Ct Shariq Ahmed 674/A
3. Ct Tasveer Ahmed 895/A
4. Ct Sharaz Ahmed 674/A
5. Mohammed Asif 1162/SPO R/o Shangas Ananatnag
6. Sabzar Ahmed 1391/SPO R/o Adsoo Shangas Ananatnag
#8:15 PM: Lashkar-e-Taiba owns responsibility for attack on police party in Achchabal
The attacks on police parties have become a regular occurrence in the state. Earlier on Friday, Director General of Police S P Vaid said that the escalation in militant attacks on Jammu and Kashmir police personnel is because of the “frustration” of the ultras.
Vaid asserted that necessary measures would be taken to prevent them from carrying such acts.
“We will take necessary measures. This is the frustration of the militants. Whether a militant is killed or a civilian or a cop, it is the Kashmiri who dies. The bloodshed will not take us anywhere, it is only the murder of humanity,” the DGP told reporters in Srinagar.
He said the militants were targeting the local police as it was fighting them with eagerness.
“The local police works on the anti-militancy front with eagerness, that is why they (militants) are targeting them (police). But I am sure that we will control this soon,” the DGP said.
Earlier, Vaid led civil, police and security forces’ officers and jawans at DPL Srinagar in laying floral wreaths on the mortal remains of the constable Shazad Dilawar Sofi, resident of Ashtengoo village of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, who was killed in militant firing in Hyderpora area of the city in Srinagar on Thursday.
The DGP termed the constable’s killing as “murder of humanity and Kashmiriyat”.“This is the murder of humanity and Kashmiriyat, for which our neighbouring country is using our people for its geo-political purposes,” Vaid said.
He said the cop and a youth killed allegedly in security forces’ firing in Rangreth area of city were related to each other.
“They are cousins, belonging to the same family and the same village. That is why I am saying that the people here are being used as pawns,” the DGP said.
Asked about militants warning of attacks on policemen, the top cop said, “We will face that (challenge)”.
(With inputs from PTI)