In Kulgam, family of abducted house-owner appeals for his release
Anantnag: A police officer of the intelligence wing was shot dead by suspected militants here in Wahibugh area of Pulwama district on Sunday.
The slain officer has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir, son of Jalal-ud-din Mir, resident of Sontbugh village in Pulwama district. Mir was a Sub-Inspector and was currently serving in the CID wing of police in Srinagar.
He was the youngest son, among three siblings, of a retired police official and was unmarried.
As per police reports, Imtiyaz slain was travelling in his private car – a Hyundai i.10, bearing number JK01AD 3852 – when he was intercepted by militants in Wahibugh.
“He was apparently forced to leave his car and then taken a little distance away, towards some orchards on the bank of Romshi Nallah. He was shot dead there,” a senior police officer told Kashmir Reader.
He said that the case was being investigated to ascertain facts about the killing.
Local sources told Kashmir Reader that gunshots were heard in the area at about 3:50 PM, following which the villagers found a body lying in the orchards.
“The villagers called the police and it was ascertained later that he was a police officer,” the local sources said.
The body was taken by the police for medico-legal formalities.
Meanwhile in Kulgam, the family of abducted civilian Sheeraz Ahmad Bhat, owner of the house in which three militants were killed and later a blast at the site led to deaths of seven civilians on October 21, made a fervent appeal for his release, asserting that he was an innocent man.
Bhat was abducted from his village Laroo in Kulgam district late Saturday evening by unidentified gunmen.
Bhat’s wife, his mother, and his two little kids together made an emotional appeal to his abductors to release him.
“I have two little kids. What are they going to do without their father?” Bhat’s wife, Nuzhat, told media persons at her home in Laroo.