Srinagar: In a first incident of its kind in Srinagar, unknown persons snatched a rifle from a policeman on Wednesday evening.
Sources in the police said that the incident happened at Khanqah-i-Maula shrine in old Srinagar.
“An INSAS rifle was snatched from a cop who was guarding the shrine,” police sources said.
The sources added that the incident happened around 8:45pm. “Additional forces were rushed to the area,” the sources said.
Rifle-snatching incidents have happened quite often in south Kashmir, but today’s incident is reportedly the first time that a rifle has been snatched from a policeman in Srinagar.