Srinagar: ioktimes : A policeman and three Lashkar-e-Toiba militants were involved in looting of the 4 AK-47 rifles from the residence of ex-legislator placed in Srinagar’s posh locality of Jawahir Nagar, police sources said.
Militants decamped with four weapons from the room of the former congress legislator, Muzaffar Parray’s legit house at J-13 Govt Quarters at Jawaharnagar on Sunday.
The police sources told ioktimes that the incident unfolded after one man, who is likely to be a cop posted within the armed wing of the police, visited the four personal protection Officer’s (PSO’s) of the congress leader legislator as he had acquaintance with them.
“Policeman visited the legislator’s residence and pretended that he had simply come to peer them,” police sources stated.
“After arriving, he said that just one PSO was present at the dwelling. The other three have left for home. After greeting the lone PSO, he left the premises.
Quickly after, two men knocked on the house, police mentioned.
“They informed the PSO that they have been electricians and wanted to fix the electric meter on the official’s dwelling. As they entered the residence, yet another person armed with the pistol arrived and requested the PSO to post the rifles.
The PSO, wearing a pheran (a loose cloak), had no choice but to submit, the police sources introduced.
“The weapons have been kept in a metal trunk. They broke the lock and took out the 4 AK-47 seven rifles after which fled from the spot, sources mentioned.
Sources stated during the course of investigations, the police found out that the three accused Lashkar militants concerned within the loot of weapons hailed from central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
“One militant identified as Ishfaq hails from Beerwah,” police sources mentioned. “The other two Lashkar militants additionally hail from Budgam. We are investigating the incident.
The police sources said that the cop belonging to the armed police has also went underground.
Four policemen whose rifles had been looted have been disregarded from the duty on Monday.
“They had been PSO’s of legislator, now not safety guards of house,” sources said.
“If the legislator has gone to Jammu, they must were with him as they have been private security officers. Or, if not, they will have to have joined again the police lines”.