Pak Militant Killed 2 Cops In Bandipora: IGP

IGP Vijay Kumar | KO File Photo

Srinagar- Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar On Saturday said that a Pakistani militant of Lashkar-e Taiba was behind the attack on a police party that left two cops dead in North Kashmir’s Bandipora On Friday.

Kumar said that based on CCTV footage and other evidence, the attack was carried out by a ‘Pakistani militant’ who came and fired upon the driver and one PSO of SHO. Kumar further said that the militant couldn’t snatch weapons due to retaliation by the PSO.

IGP said two OGWs have facilitated him. “Investigations are underway,” he added.

Two policemen— Mohammad Sultan (SgCt) and constable Fayaz Ahmad—were killed in a militant attack in Bandipora on Saturday.

Earlier IGP Kumar and General Officer Commanding of army’s Kilo Force chaired a joint meeting of security officers in Bandipora.

Official sources said that GOG Kilo Force Major General Sanjiv Singh Salaria visited Bandipora and inspected scene of the attack.

Later Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar took part in a joint meeting of army, CRPF and police officers in the district. The officers reviewed operational works and instructed field officers to generate specific inputs and enhance anti-militancy operations in the district, a senior police officer said.

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