Srinagar-Amid tears and sobs, Ghulam Hassan Bhat, who also served as a senior police officer in Jammu & Kashmir till 2018, gave a final salute to his slain son—Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) Himayun Bhat, who was killed in a gunfight today in Kokernag area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
A fierce gun battle broke out in Kokernag village today in which three top officers including Army Colonel, Army Major and DySP of J&K Police were killed.
One among the slain in the Kokernag gunfight was the son of Ghulam Hassan Bhat, who served as Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) till 2018.
Bhat got superannuation in 2018. His son, Humayun, who was a 2018 batch JKAS officer lost his life during the gun battle today.
Almost every eye was moist with tears when the body of Humayun Bhat reached his home at Friends Enclave Humhama in Budgam district on Wednesday evening. Women were seen wailing and shrieks filled the air as the coffin came out of the ambulance.
DGP DilbaghSingh, ADGP Kashmir VijayKumar, DG CID R Swain, SSP Srinagar Rakesh Bhalwal, SSP Budgam besides other officers of the police participated in the funeral of slain DySP. Hundreds of locals also participated in the last rites of DySP Humayun
While the wreath laying ceremony took place and besides the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and other top rank officers, Himayun’s father paid floral tributes to his slain son amid tears and sobs.
Bhat after laying the floral tributes gave the “last salute” to his son here at District Police Lines Srinagar.
Reports said, Himayun had entered into wedlock a year and a half ago and he became a father of a baby son only a month ago.
However, the death has devastated the family as the joy of celebrating the arrival of new born has come to an end with the untimely death of Himayun.
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