Anantnag: Role of a Border Security Force (BSF) officer and a soldier-in a weapon stealing bid here in Anantnag-is being probed by the police while as another person, a civilian, has been arrested and is being questioned.
The incident took place today at about 2:00 PM inside the government housing colony, here in Khannabal area of Anantnag district.
Sources said that an individual, identified as Manzoor Ahmad Bhat of Sangam, tried to steal the rifle of the personal security officer (PSO) of a Gujjar leader, Chaudhry Hameed.
“The said person saw the PSO going to the washroom and tried to steal the rifle,” a police source told Kashmir Reader, adding that the alert PSO spotted that his rifle has been stolen and acted immediately.
Sources said that Bhat was overpowered by the PSO and few other policemen within the premises of the housing colony and the rifle was retrieved.
“During questioning he revealed that he had to hand over the rifle to some other men,’ sources said, “He was made to call the men and ask them to meet him at a specific place,”
However the men who, apparently, came to “take the rifle” turned out to be BSF personnel-including an Inspector.
“The said BSF men had travelled all the way from Pahalgam to Anantnag to take over rifle, which they believed had been successfully stolen,” sources said.
Publically, police have maintained that a case has been registered and the arrested person is being question. There is no mention of the role of the BSF men in the police statement.
A senior police official however confirmed that their role was being investigated, thoroughly.
“Yes the role of the two BSF men is being investigated. For now no connection has been established between the BSF men and the crime but investigation and questioning is going on,” the senior police official told Kashmir Reader.