Another cop decamps with rifle in Srinagar

Srinagar, February 07, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, in another incident of policemen deserting the force, a cop posted in Srinagar decamped with a rifle sending entire police department into a tizzy. An alert has been sounded across the territory. Police said Reyaz Ahmed Shah s/o Abdul Ghani, a follower (belt number 175 F), posted at police station Rainawari in Srinagar fled along with his rifle.

Shah is a resident of Khansahab in Badgam district. Police said that an alert was soon sounded across the Valley. “All police stations have been directed to remain alert and to launch a hunt to track Shah,” they said. “There is an apprehension that he may have joined Mujahideen.” An FIR has been registered in police station Rainawari and a departmental inquiry initiated.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Syed Javid Mujtaba Gilani, said that police are looking into the causes why cops are fleeing with weapons. “This is really worrisome for us and we are looking into it. We have already taken some measures and we would now start counselling of cops to prevent them from taking any harsh step,” he said in an interview.

This is the third incident over the past 11 months wherein cops decamped with rifles. Meanwhile, police said a the youth martyred, identified as Syed Mufeed Bashir, by Indian troops yesterday in Pulwama had last year fled from police lines Pulwama only after two days of joining as SPO.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
Fax: 92-51-4861736