Srinagar- A police inspector with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday was shot at and injured by suspected militants in Batamaloo area of this capital city.
According to officials, suspected militants opened fire upon inspector, Sheikh Firdous, when he was returning home after offering prayers at the nearby mosque in Dhobi Mohalla, Batamaloo on Monday evening.
Firdous, they said, received a gunshot wound in his neck and was removed to the nearby SMHS hospital for treatment.
Medical Superintendent, SMHS, Dr. Kanwaljeet Singh said that the condition of the injured police officer was stable.
“#Terrorists fired upon police Inspector Sheikh Firdous of #Batamaloo while he was returning from mosque after offering prayers. Shifted to hospital where his condition is stated to be stable. Area has been #cordoned off. Further details shall follow,” Kashmir Police posted on its official Twitter handle.
On January 28, a policeman had a miraculous escape after an unidentified militant fired upon him from close range in Batamaloo area.
Constable Munir Meraj was returning home from a market when an unknown militant fired at him from close range in SD Colony of Batamaloo. Meraj, who was also carrying his child in his lap escaped unhurt in the militant attack.
Last year on November 7, a policeman Tawseef Ahmad Wani was shot dead by militants outside his home in SD Colony, Batamaloo.
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