JAMMU:A group of suspected Kashmiri youth on late Saturday night snatched loaded AK-47 assault rifle of Private Security Official of Chairman, Anjumana Minhaj-e-Rasool Maulana Dehlavi after he was attacked near Mandir Masjid Point near Jewel Chowk.
High alert was sounded while one the attackers has been reportedly detained by the police. Sources said that the miscreants sprinkled red chilly in the eyes of the constable and later attacked him reportedly with a bat on his head. The injured PSO has been identified as Selection Grade Constable Mohammad Hanief, 50, son of Mohammad Subhan Sheikh, resident of Banihal, Batch number 355, posted with Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police.
“The miscreants soon after attacking the cop, snatched his official weapon (Ak-47) and fled away from the spot,” police sources said.
They said that one of the suspects identified as Masool Ahmed Malik of Shopian, Kashmir has been detained after conducting simultaneous raids on specific inputs while his accomplice Mohammad Asif, also from Shopian, is still at large.
“We have sounded alert in the town while manhunt is launched to apprehend the absconding suspects,” he said adding that weapon is still to be traced.
Maulana Dehlavi, who reached here this afternoon after wrapping his Kashmir visit, was scheduled to address media in Jammu on Sunday, said, “the official vehicle dropped me at the state guest house at around 2130 hours after which the driver and the PSO left the place.” He however, condemned the attack and expressed his concern. The injured cop however, has been admitted at GMC hospital for treatment.
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