Terrorists kill former ikhwan turned policeman in Kulgam, South Kashmir

Srinagar, July 22: Terrorists on Wednesday evening shot dead a former counter-insurgent turned policemen Abdul Rashid Dar at Kulgam, South Kashmir. Seven years ago, terrorists had killed Abdul Rashid’s son and now they shot dead the counter-insurgent turned policemen. Security forces have launched a hunt to track down the attackers.

Gurenderpal Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Kulgam in a statement said that at 2120 hours (9:20 PM IST) a report was received about sound of 3-4 shots being fired in Furrah area of Police Post Mirbazar jurisdiction.

SSP said that immediately after this information Police parties rushed to the spot from where it was learnt that a person named Abdul Rashid Dar (son of Ghulam Hasan Dar) who was a resident of Furrah had been shot by unknown persons.

SSP, said that Dar was taken to Janglat Mandi Hospital but could not make it and is now no more. “Area has been cordoned and search has been launched to nab the assailants,” a senior Police officer added.

However, police sources said that Dar was an ikhwan (counter-insurgent) who was later on recruited in Police. Ikhwanis had been on the forefront in dealing with terrorism in Kashmir in mid 90’s. As a counter-insurgent Abdul Rashid Dar had worked at the then Sidora based ikhwan camp. 

Medical superintendent GMC Anantnag Dr Majid Mahrib said that Abdul Rashid Dar was declared brought dead to health facility.

Shabir Ahmad
Shabir Ahmad
Writer is a senior Journalist based in Kashmir Valley

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