Press Release

April 01:Today at about 1130hrs, Srinagar Police received information about a terror crime incident in Aaribagh area of Nowgam Srinagar. Senior Police & CAPF officers along with their teams immediately reached at the terror crime spot.

Preliminary investigation reveals that the terror attack at the residential guard of BJP leader Shri Anwar Khan was carried out by a group of four terrorists and on the analysis of CCTV footage it came to fore that a burka-clad terrorist in woman tone asked the sentry on duty to open the door. The moment Sentry opened door, two other terrorists started firing indiscriminately at him while the third terrorist snatched his rifle.

In this terror incident, Constable Rameez Raja sustained grievous gunshot injuries and was evacuated to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom.

It is pertinent to mention that post-terror attack, IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS visited the area and inspected the scene of terror crime. Preliminary investigation indicated that the terrorists linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT are involved in the attack, two local terrorists identified as Shahid Khursheed Dar son of Khursheed Ahmad resident of Methan Chanapora and Ubaid Shafi Dar son of Mohd Shafi resident of Firdousabad Batamaloo were part of the group. However, further investigations are vigorously going on.

Besides, to pay honour and respect to the martyr a wreath lying ceremony was held at DPL Srinagar where floral tributes were paid to the martyrs. Senior officers of Civil, Police & Paramilitary forces led by Div Com Kashmir Shri P.K. Pole-IAS, IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS, IG CRPF Shri Deepak Rathan, DIG CKR Shri Amit Kumar-IPS, DC Srinagar Shri Mohammad Aijaz-IAS laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains & paid rich tributes to the martyr. The martyr’s body was handed over to his next of kins for last rites. J&K Police stands by the family of martyr at this critical juncture and pays rich tributes to the martyr for his supreme sacrifice made in the line of duty.

Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime. Cordon and search operation at various locations is going on to nab the assailants.```