As soon as Khan stepped out of his bullet-proof vehicle, a barrage of bullets were fired by a terrorist, one of which hit his liver and duodenum, police said. On Sunday, Khan's health deteriorated and he was shifted to AIIMS in the afternoon.
Talking to PTI, Singh said they have not received any information from the Island nation through diplomatic channel but the persons whose names appeared on social media have not travelled to Kashmir. "We have checked and there is no information about them having visited here," Singh said.
The alarming trend of abducting and killing police officials on leave is particularly accentuated in south Kashmir, which has sent one in every five police personnel recruited by the J&K Police in the last three years.
The J&K Police is the second largest government recruiter in the state, next only to the Education Department, and comprises 31,000 Special Police Officers (SPOs) in addition to the regular forces of over 90,000 men.