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Sub-inspector, PDP worker shot dead by militants in Kashmir

The body of sub-inspector Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir, who was posted with the CID in Srinagar’s Sheergadi, was recovered from Chewa Kalan area of Pulwama district, officials said.

india Updated: Oct 28, 2018 21:59 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Sub-inspector Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir was targeted when he was returning home, officials said. (AP/Picture for representation)

A sub-inspector of police and a PDP worker were killed by militants in separate incidents in Kashmir on Sunday, officials said.

Forty-year-old PDP worker Mohd. Amin Dar was fired upon by the militants in Srinagar. He was rushed to a hospital where he died, the officials said.

Dar, a resident of Gangbugh, was an associate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and former minister Syed Altaf Bukhari, they said.

In a separate incident, Imtiyaz Ahmed Mir, a 30-year-old Jammu and Kashmir Police sub-inspector posted in the CID department, was gunned down by militants in the militancy-infested Pulwama district of South Kashmir when he was on his way home to meet his elderly parents.

Mir’s body was recovered from the Chewa Kalan area of the district, the officials said.

According to Mir’s superiors, the desperation to see his parents prompted Mir to shave off his beard and change appearance in his unsuccessful attempt to dodge militants who had laid a death trap for him in his village.

Mir had been warned against venturing into his village as there was a possibility of attack by militant groups, who have been targeting policemen in the state recently.

Militants also opened fire on an Army patrol team in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, but no one was injured in the attack.

On Friday night, a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officer was killed by terrorists in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.

First Published: Oct 28, 2018 18:33 IST