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J-K: Five cops detained for questioning for letting militants snatch their weapons

A head constable and four constables have been taken into custody for questioning as they had not offered any resistance to the militants, the sources said.

india Updated: May 05, 2017 01:32 IST
PTI, Srinagar
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A head constable and four constables have been taken into custody for questioning as they had not offered any resistance to the militants, the sources said.(AFP Representative Photo)

Five policemen, from whom militants had snatched weapons in Kashmir’s Shopian area two days back, have been detained for questioning and charged with dereliction of duty, police sources said here on Thursday.

A head constable and four constables have been taken into custody for questioning as they had not offered any resistance to the militants, the sources said.

They said the policemen have also been charged with dereliction of duty.

A group of militants had sneaked into the premises of the district court complex in Shopian town late on Tuesday night and allegedly overpowered the five policemen on duty.

The militants had snatched the SLR rifles of the policemen before fleeing.

No one was injured in the incident.

First Published: May 04, 2017 21:10 IST