STATE TIMES NEWS New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Police inspector Arshad Ahmed Khan, who suffered injuries in Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Anantnag, died at the premier AIIMS here on Sunday, officials said. Forty-year-old Khan was flown to Delhi earlier in the day after his condition deteriorated. Five CRPF personnel were martyred in the terror attack, in which a lone Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist targeted a patrol team of the paramilitary force.
Khan, the SHO of Saddar Police Station in Anantnag, reached the site soon after.
The moment he stepped out of his official bulletproof vehicle, along with his service rifle, a barrage of bullets were fired by the terrorist. One ricocheted from the butt of his service rifle and hit his liver and duodenum, the officials said.
He was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) this afternoon, but died soon after, they added.
Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief over the sad demise of Arshad Khan.
In his message, Governor has paid rich tributes to SHO Khan for attaining martyrdom and described his demise a big loss to the Police department.
Mentioning that SHO Khan’s bravery saved many lives, Governor stated that “We are all grateful to such brave hearts who are sacrificing their lives for security of the nation”.
Governor has prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and expressed sympathy and solidarity with family members of the deceased.
Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on behalf of Jammu and Kashmir Police Pariwar also condoled the demise of Inspector Arshad.
DGP expressed his grief over the loss of young and brave officer.
He conveyed his heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul.
The DGP said that whole Jammu and Kashmir Police Pariwar is with the bereaved family at this hour and will always be at the beck and call of the family.
Born to Mushtaq Ahmad Khan and Mehbooba Begum in Balgardan Srinagar, Khan was appointed as Sub-Inspector in J&K police in the year 2002 and served in various important capacities. The martyr is survived by parents, wife, two sons of age 2 and 5 years.
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