SRINAGAR Jammu and Kashmir Police inspector Arshad Ahmed Khan, who was injured in militant attack on June 12 in Anantnag succumbed to injuries on Sunday in AIIMS Delhi.
Arshid was airlifted to AIIMS hospital in Delhi today from SKIMS. On Saturday morning the SHO was shifted to SKIMS from armys 92 base hospital Badamibagh where he was admitted on June 13.
A police officer said that Arshid succumbed to injuries in AIIMS hospital this evening.
Arshid with three paramilitary CRPF men were injured in militant attack near KP road in Anantnag on June 13. Five CRPF troopers including two officers of ASI rank were killed also killed in the attack. One of the militants was later killed by the joint team of forces. A teenage girl was also injured during the incident.
Meanwhile, Governor Satya Pal Malik Sunday expressed grief over the demise of police officer Arshad Khan.
In his message, the governor paid rich tributes to Khan and described his demise as a big loss to the police department, an official spokesman said.
“We are all grateful to such brave hearts who are sacrificing their lives for security of the nation,” the governor said.
Malik prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and expressed sympathy and solidarity with family members of the deceased, the spokesman said.
Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti also condoled Khan’s death.
“Terrible news. Nothing seems to stop this endless cycle of violence. My condolences to his family,” she wrote on Twitter.