Srinagar, Sep 28 (PTI) A special police officer (SPO), posted at the residence of a PDP MLA at Jawahar Nagar in the city, fled with several rifles on Friday, police said. SPO Adil Bashir went missing, along with 10 weapons, from the guard room at the residence of PDP MLA from Wachi constituency Aijaz Ahmad Mir, officials said. Also Read - Coronavirus: In Letter to UNSC, Pakistan Highlights 'Dire Human Rights Situation' in Jammu And Kashmir

The SPO, who hails from the militancy-hit Shopian district of south Kashmir, has taken away 10 weapons — five AK-47 rifles, four INSAS rifle and a pistol. Also Read - EAM S Jaishankar Makes Surprise Visit to Kashmir, Meets Kin of Students Stranded in Iran



An alert has been sounded across Kashmir Valley to track down the deserter, the officials said. Also Read - Tourist Destination Kashmir at Risk of Coronavirus Entry

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