A Jammu and Kashmir policeman was shot at and his daughter injured in an attack in Soura (Anchar) area, J&K Police tweeted Tuesday evening. The policeman has been identified as Saifullah Qadri, son of Mohammed Syed Qadri.
Shortly after news of the attack J&K Police tweeted to say the policeman had died of his injuries. “The injured police personnel succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom. We pay our rich tributes to the martyr and standby the family at this critical juncture,” the tweet read.
According to officials, his daughter is in stable condition.
Condoling the deaths in the incident, J&K L-G Manoj Sinha’s office tweeted, “I strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack in Soura, Srinagar. I assure the people that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished. I salute the martyr Policeman SgCt Saifullah Qadri. His service to the nation and supreme sacrifice will always be remembered.”
“My thoughts are with the bereaved family. I pray for the speedy recovery of his daughter,” they added.
Today’s attack comes days after Rahul Bhatt, a government employee in Budgam district’s Chadoora, was shot dead by terrorists.
Terrorists belonging to Pak-based and globally proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammad are suspected to be involved in the killing.
On Monday police said they had arrested three persons responsible for the killing of a sarpanch in Baramulla district. They were arrested by a joint team of police and Army on basis of technical leads and human inputs, a officer said.
According to a J&K police spokesperson, three Chinese pistols, three magazines, two grenades and 32 pistol rounds were recovered from the arrested trio.