2 cops shot at, 4 rifles snatched in Anantnag

2 cops shot at, 4 rifles snatched in Anantnag

Mohammad Suhail                                                                                  

Anantnag: Two policemen were injured and four rifles were snatched from them as militants attacked a police post guarding a retired Justice’s house in main town Anantnag on late Tuesday evening.
The policemen, identified as Bilal Ahmad and Mohammad Shafi, have been evacuated to Anantnag district hospital for treatment.
“Both have been shot in the abdomen,” a senior police official told Kashmir Reader.
According to police reports, the house of Justice Muzaffar Attar, a retired judge of the Srinagar High Court, was targeted by militants in Anchidora area of main town Anantnag.
“The attack took place at about 7:45pm. Militants barged into the house and fired indiscriminately at policemen present there,” the police official said, adding that four policemen were on duty.
The militants, as per police, took away four SLR rifles from the policemen posted at the spot and fled.
Soon after the attack, a team of police and paramilitary CRPF reached the spot and searches were conducted to nab the attackers.
The retired justice and his family were not home at the time of the incident.
“The judge, who has joined a political party after retirement, lives in Srinagar with his family,” the police official said. He said that the attack was carried out only to snatch rifles.
Stones were reportedly hurled at policemen at Lazibal on their way to the house of the retired judge.



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