Anantnag: Unidentified gunmen shot at and critically injured a Special Police Officer (SPO) of the J&K Police in Puchal area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
The injured SPO has been identified as Aqib Ahad Wagay, a resident of Panzgam village in Awantipora police district.
He was presently posted with the railway police in Panzgam, as per officials.
“The SPO was shot at near Puchal, when he was travelling to somewhere,” SSP Pulwama, Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam told Kashmir Reader.
He said that the gunmen fled after firing at him.
“The incident took place at about 8:45 pm, Tuesday,” he said.
The injured SPO was immediately shifted to a nearby hospital and then to the army base hospital in Srinagar for specialised treatment.
“He has been shot in the legs. He is stable but has lost a lot of blood,” a doctor told Kashmir Reader.
Following the incident a huge cache of government forces reached the area and cordoned it off.
Searches were being carried while this report was being filed.