STATE TIMES NEWSSrinagar: Terrorists on Monday martyred a police officer while he was returning home after offering prayers at a mosque in Anantnag district, police said.The incident took place in Bijbehara area of the district, a police official said.Inspector Mohammad Ashraf Bhat was rushed to Bijbehara sub-district hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead, he said.Bhat was presently posted at Police Training Centre in Lethpora in Pulwama dis trict.Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime.To pay honour and respect to the martyr, a wreath laying ceremony led by IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar- was held at DPL Anantnag, where floral tributes were paid to the martyr. DIG SKR, SSP’s of Anantnag, Pulwama and Awantipora besides, other officers and colleagues of the martyr also laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains of the martyr and paid rich tributes to the martyr.Jammu and Kashmir Police stands by the family of Martyr at this critical juncture and pay our rich tributes to the martyr, a police spokesperson said.Meanwhile, security forces killed a terrorist after an encounter in Shopian district, police said.His identity is being ascertained, they said.Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation at Melhura in Zainapora this evening following information about presence of terrorists. The search operation turned into an encounter after terrorists opened fire at security forces, a police official said.Details were awaited, he added.In a terror related incident, CRPF personnel was injured in a militant attack on security forces party in Pulwama district, police said.The ultras opened fire on a joint naka party of police and CRPF at Gangoo in Pulwama district, a police official said.The injured CRPF personnel has been hospitalised.Further details of the incident are awaited, the official said.
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