Militants snatch service weapons from security personnel; in Kashmir

incident took place few days after a senior police officer issued a directive that all sentries

In a scary incident, the militants successfully snatched service weapons of two
Personnel Security Officers (PSO) in South Kashmir.

The PSOs were of a protected person of the area.

The incident took place few days after a senior police officer issued a directive that all sentries, particularly on guard duty, shall wear Bullet Proof (BP) gear.

The directives were also to chain the weapons with the belts properly.

The security personnel were also directed that all the guards shall introduce improvised alarm system and remain available round the clock in their respective guard rooms in a state of alertness.

The latest incident however took place when the PSOs were guarding Advocate Gowhar, a senior leader of Jammu and Kashmir Tehreek Bachao Party (JKTBP).

The leader is a resident of Aasnoor Watoo village of adjoining Kulgam district.

The militants were able to get away with one AK rifle and an Insas rifle from the PSOs on late Saturday night.

At the time the leader was visiting his in-laws’ in Dabran village of the district.

Police have registered a case and started an investigation.

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