Srinagar, July 28 : Terrorists abducted a special police officer (SPO) at gunpoint from Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said on Saturday.
Three terrorists on Friday evening entered SPO Mudasir Ahmad Lone’ house in Chankatar village of Tral area and abducted him.
“A manhunt is on to trace the SPO. He was working as a cook in Awantipora police lines,” a police officer said.
SPOs are engaged in the state in anti-militancy operations. They are neither issued weapons nor trained to handle them.
J&K Deputy General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid said, “We are verifying the information. His family has said that he is visiting a relative.”
We are verifying the information. His family has said that he is visiting a relative: SP Vaid, DGP, J&K on reports of a J&K Police SPO abducted by terrorists in Pulwama district's Tral pic.twitter.com/Liv1TDjJUe
— ANI (@ANI) July 28, 2018
Last week, police constable Mohammed Saleem was abducted from his home in Matalhama of South Kashmir’s Kulgam. A day his bullet-riddled body was recovered from Hawoora area of Kulgam.