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J-K DGP Vaid visits family of policeman killed in Kulgam attack

Militants killed five policemen and two bank guards in an attack on a cash van in Phambai area of Kulgam in South Kashmir on Monday while students’ protests raged across the Valley.

india Updated: May 02, 2017 18:19 IST
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Kashmiri protesters throw rocks and bricks at government forces during a protest in Srinagar.(AP)

Jammu and Kashmir director general of police SP Vaid visited the family of a policeman, who was killed along with six others in a militant attack in Kulgam district, in Zakoora area in Srinagar on Tuesday .

“The DGP, accompanied by several other senior police officials, visited the home of martyr constable Ishfaq Ahmad Hajam at Zakoora in the city,” a police spokesman said.

Hajam and four other cops and two bank security guards were killed by militants while performing duty in Kulgam on Monday.

“Emotional scenes were witnessed during the DGP’s visit to the martyr’s family and the mood of the people was somber. A large number of people had gathered at the residence of the martyr,” the spokesman said.

He said the DGP consoled them, expressing his solidarity with the bereaved family, and prayed for the eternal peace of departed soul.

While interacting with the family, Vaid said the entire police department was behind the bereaved families and shared their grief and sorrow.

He assured that every support would be provided to the family.

As a mark of respect, the Batpora area of Zakoora observed a shutdown, the spokesman said, adding that shops and other business established remained closed.

First Published: May 02, 2017 18:18 IST