Again , J&K policemen targeted : terrorists killed 3 after kidnap in Shopian

J&K policemen killed by terrorists
Mother and daughter of martyr SPO Kulwant Singh, look at each other during the funeral of the Martyr in Shopian. Photo Credit : J&K Police

In a barbaric act of terror, three J&K policemen who were kidnapped from their homes in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, were shot dead in cold blood by the Hizbul Mujahideen on Friday. According to the police, the bodies of the slain policemen were found in an orchard across a river.

In fact, the terrorists had also abducted a policeman’s brother who is learnt to have been set free. The bodies were recovered from Kapran village in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday morning. The slain policemen were identified as constable Nissar Ahmed and two special police officers, Firdous Ahmed and Kulwant Singh. The police said that they were kidnapped from their homes at Batagund and Kapran villages. Soon after that, security forces launched intensive search operations to rescue the abducted men but terrorists shot them dead. The bodies were recovered from an orchard at Wangam.

J&K policemen killed by terrorists
The daughter of a slain policeman Firdous Ahmad looking at her grief-stricken mother during funeral procession at Batagund village of Shopian district. Photo Credit : @basiitzargar

The killing of three policemen have come as a shock to the 1.2 lakh strong Jammu and Kashmir police. The terrorists had actually abducted four persons including three special police officers from two villages of Kapran and Batagund in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. One person was set free by the terrorists.

IGP Kashmir laid floral wreaths and paid tributes to the three martyers. Several top civil and police offiers were present on the occasion. In a tweet, Kashmir police said that a wreath laying ceremony for three of martyred colleagues was held.

Earlier, a BSF jawan Narendra Kumar ‘s body was found along the international border or IB near Jammu on Tuesday. Narendra Singh was part of a BSF or Border Security Force patrol that had gone near the fence to clear tall elephant grass or “sarkanda”.