Jammu and Kashmir police have released CCTV footage of two terrorists shooting police inspector Pervaiz Ahmad at Nowgam on the outskirts of Srinagar on Tuesday evening, while he was going to offer evening prayers. Ahmad was the fourth cop to be killed by terrorists in the union territory in the last two weeks.
In the video clip, two men carrying pistols are seen firing at the officer who is walking on the roadside from point blank range. He was shifted to hospital where he succumbed to injuries. He was targeted in front of a mosque at around 8pm, police said.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that two terrorists fired upon a police inspector Parvez Ahmad Dar from pistols while he was going to offer Maghrib Prayers. In this terror incident, he sustained grievous bullet injuries and was shifted to nearby hospital for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries,” inspector general of police Vijay Kumar said.
He said that identification of the two terrorists seen in the CCTV footage is being done. “Identification is being done. Suspects are being questioned. …Officers continue to work to establish the circumstances which lead to this terror crime,” he added.
Pervaiz Ahmad was posted with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) wing of the J&K police. The officer is survived by a wife and two young children.
This was the second attack on policemen in the city in the past six days and the third in the union territory in the last 12 days.
On June 17, Javaid Ahmad was killed in firing by suspected militants near his home at Saidapora in Srinagar. He had been working as a personal security officer of a retired judge for the last 3 years and was at home on leave, unarmed, when fired upon, police had said.
On June 12, two policemen and as many civilians were killed and at least three others were injured, when militants opened fire targeting security forces in Sopore town of Baramulla district.
63 new COVID-19 cases in J&K, one death in Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir Friday reported 63 new COVID-19 cases while one death was also reported in Kashmir division in the last 24 hours.
Of the fresh cases, 30 were reported in Kashmir and 33 in Jammu as per data thus taking the overall infection tally to 3,20,403 while the death toll has reached 4,374.
A total of 3,14, 620 have already recovered from the disease including the 166 recoveries in the last 24 hours alone.
Presently, there are a total of 1,409 active virus cases in J&K- 845 in Kashmir and 564 in Jammu.
Three dead in scooty-car collision
Three persons were killed on Friday after the two—wheeler they were riding was hit by a car at Panzinara area on Srinagar outskirts.
Report said that the trio travelling on a scooty was hit by the car bearing registration number JK05E—1226, resulting into their on spot death.
The deceased were identified as Sameer Ahmad Dar, son of Sonaullah Dar, Mushtaq Ahmad Malik, son of Ghulam Muhammad Malik and Shahid Fayaz, son of Fayaz Ahmad Dar—all residents of Panzinara.
An official said a police team from Parimpora Police Station has rushed to the spot.
Two LeT terrorists killed in Sopore encounter
Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were eliminated in an encounter at Warpora village in Sopore, Baramulla on Friday.
Two terrorists have been killed in the encounter so far. Police have seized incriminating materials including arms and ammunition, the Kashmir Zone Police said.
“Both the terrorists who were killed in the encounter belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit,” Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar told ANI.
He said that one of them identified as Fayaz War was involved in several attacks and killings of civilians and security personnel.
He was the last perpetrator of violence in north Kashmir, added IGP Kashmir.
According to police, a top terrorist commander along with an associate was trapped in a house in Warpora village where the police and security forces were engaged in the encounter.
The operation was launched on Thursday evening on specific police input at Warpora in Sopore.
The search operation is underway, police said.
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