The wreath laying ceremony of the martyr was held at Lethpora. ADGP Armed SJM Gillani led officers, jawans and family members of the martyr in paying homage.
Srinagar: An off duty police officer was reportedly killed by suspected militants in the Pampore area of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday morning. The police said the slain cop, identified as Farooq Ahmad Mir, a Jammu and Kashmir police sub- inspector (ministerial wing), was found in the fields.
The Kashmir Zone Police in a tweet wrote, “Dead body of Farooq Ah Mir of Samboora Si(M) posted in IRP 23 BN was found in paddy fields near his home. Preliminary #investigation reveals that he had left his home for work in his paddy fields yesterday in the evening, where he was shot dead by #terrorists using a pistol.”
Later, the wreath laying ceremony of the martyr was held at Lethpora. ADGP Armed SJM Gillani led officers, jawans and family members of the martyr in paying homage.
According to reports, it is suspected that the terrorists kidnapped the sub-inspector from his home at Samboora in Pampore and killed him in the nearby fields. The officer was posted in the Indian Reserve Police or IRP battalion of the Jammu and Kashmir police.
Mir is survived by his father, wife and three children — two daughters and a son. It is important to mention that Mir’s death was the 18th target killing the year. Meanwhile, security forces have managed to kill 106 terrorists till now.
In a recent encounter, the security forces killed two terrorists of the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) and said at least one of them was involved in gunning down a bank manager in Kulgam district.