Srinagar: A bullet-ridden body of a 30-year-old intelligence officer was found in Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. He was reportedly abducted by terrorists from his vehicle when he was on his way home. Also Read - Amid Coronavirus Lockdown, Central Govt Changes Domicile Laws of Jammu and Kashmir
The body was recovered from Chewa Kalan area of the district in south Kashmir. The deceased has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir, a resident of Pulwama, who worked with the CID Department. Reportedly, he was travelling in his car when he was attacked by suspected terrorists. Also Read - ‘Insult is Heaped on Injury’: Omar Abdullah Slams Centre Over New Domicile Rules For J-K
The private vehicle driven by the sub-inspector was halted in Wahibugh area where he was shot dead. The police, meanwhile, said a hunt has been launched to trace the killers. Also Read - Srinagar: 8-Month-old Grandchild of COVID-19 Positive Man Falls Victim to Coronavirus
Mir had been warned against venturing into his village as there was a possibility of attack by militant groups, who have been targeting policemen in the state recently. “I had told him that he should not go as militants could attack. But he was desperate to see his parents who reside at Sontabugh in the interiors of Pulwama district,” one of his supervising officers was quoting as saying in a PTI report.
Son of a retired police officer, Mir, who was from 2010 batch of sub-inspector, had served in Ganderbal district of South Kashmir for five years before being transferred to Kulgam district last year. He was shifted to the CID department in March this year and his superiors recalled his dedication towards his work. The J&K police officer is survived by his father and mother.
The incident comes months after a rifleman, Aurangzeb, was brutally killed by terrorists in Pulwama in June while on his way back to home for Eid. He belonged to the 44 Rashtriya Rifles and was on way back home on June 14 to celebrate Eid when terrorists abducted him.
Aurangzeb’s bullet-riddled body was found at Gussu village, about 10 km from Kalampora, in Pulwama district. His killing triggered widespread outrage in Kashmir. The Army jawan was laid to rest with full state honours at his native village where thousands of mourners raised slogans of ‘Shaheed Aurangzeb amar rahe’ at his last rites ceremony.
Hailing from village Salani in Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir, the 24-year-old had joined the Army in 2012. He is survived by his wife, parents and three brothers.