A Jammu and Kashmir Police head constable was killed in a militant attack on a joint team of the CRPF and police in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday, officials said.
A J&K police spokesperson said militants opened fire on the joint team at Yaripora in Kulgam around 5.30 pm. They identified the deceased as Head Constable Amin Bhagat. A senior health official told The Sunday Express that Bhagat was declared brought dead at a hospital in the area.
“IGP Kashmir on behalf of #Police #Parivaar has paid rich #tributes to #martyr HC Mohammad Amin who made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty at Frisal #Kulgam. We stand by his family at this critical juncture. May the departed soul rest in peace,” Kashmir Police Zone said on Twitter.
Separately, on Saturday, the J&K Police in Budgam said they busted a Lashkar-e-Taiba “terror module” and arrested five “militant associates”. “…Budgam police, along with 53 RR and 153 Bn CRPF, arrested a terrorist associate identified as Zahoor Wani from village Arizal in jurisdiction of PS Khansahab. On his disclosure a terrorist hideout was busted,” said a police spokesperson.
Police said during the course of investigation, four more associates were arrested.
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