Charar-i-Sharief attack: Policeman succumbed at Srinagar's military hospital

SSP Budgam Tejinder Singh told local news gathering agency GNS that the policeman Kultair Singh succumbed to injuries at army's 92 base hospital here in Badami Bagh Srinagar.

GK Web Desk
Srinagar, Publish Date: Feb 25 2018 3:34PM | Updated Date: Feb 25 2018 3:40PM
Charar-i-Sharief attack: Policeman succumbed at Srinagar's military hospitalRepresentational Image

A cop who was injured after militants attack a police post guarding a shrine at Charar-i-Sharief in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday afternoon succumbed to injuries.

SSP Budgam Tejinder Singh told local news gathering agency GNS that the policeman Kultair Singh succumbed to injuries at army's 92 base hospital here in Badami Bagh Srinagar. 

Earlier, SSP had said that militants fired upon sentry post guarding the Ziyarat Sharief this afternoon.

“In the incident, the sentry suffered injuries and has been hospitalized,” SSP had said.

Official sources had said that militants, after carried out the attack, decamped with a service rifle (SLR) of the policeman.

Soon after the incident government forces cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to nab the assailants.

Meanwhile, Director General of Police Shesh Paul Vaid has expressed grief over the killing of a police constable. 

“Pained at the loss of a valued colleague  SGCt kultar Singh JKAP 13 Bn who attained martyredom in an attack on J&K Police guard for protection of Charar - e-shareif shrine,” Vaid wrote on social networking site Twitter.  With inputs from GNS 

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