Cop Shot at in Baramulla Village, Succumbs

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SRINAGAR, Oct 31: A policeman, who was shot at by suspected terrorists in Tangmarg village of north Kashmir’s Baramulla this evening, succumbed to his injuries, police officials said.

A local news gathering agency KNS has reported that Kashmir Zone police in a post on X, as per KNS said that terrorists fired upon policeman namely Ghulam Mohammad Dar at his residence.

Police said that he was shifted to SDH Tangmarg for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries. 

“Injured Police Personnel succumbed to his injuries & attained martyrdom. We pay our rich tributes to the martyr & stand by his family at this critical juncture. Area has been cordoned off,” it said.

Police said that search operation in the area is going on.

Former chief minister and PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti has condemned the targeted killing in Baramulla.

In a post on her handle X (Formerly Twitter), Mehbooba said, “In just a few days we are seeing an unfortunate rise in targeted killings. I condemn each one of these cowardly acts. My deepest condolences to the family of Ghulam Mohd Dar who was shot in Tangmarg today.”

Former chief minister and National Conference vice-president also expressed his grief over the targeted killing of the police official.

In his post on X, Omar Abdullah wrote, “Deeply saddened to hear about the death of Head Constable Gh. Mohd. Dar of @JmuKmrPolice in a militant attack earlier this evening. His death is yet another indicator of the terrible price JK Police personnel have paid in the decades long fight against terror in the region. I pray that he find place in Jannat & his loved ones find strength at this difficult time.”

JKPCC Working President Raman Bhalla Tuesday strongly condemned killing of Head Constable Ghulam Mohammad Dar, who was shot at by the terrorists outside his residence at Kralpora in Pattan area of Baramulla district.

In a statement issued here today, Bhalla termed the dastardly attack as shocking and heart wrenching. “Radical forces have only added to the woes of the people and such acts are highly culpable. Violence in any of its manifestations is always unacceptable and will yield nothing except for further death and destruction,” Bhalla added. He said that the vicious cycle of death has caused much loss to human lives in J&K and created a stressful environment for the whole population living here.

“The forces inimical to peace have wreaked havoc to the socio-economic conditions of the people during the last over three decades and it is high time for such incidents to be stopped now,” he observed.

Bhalla extended his profound condolences to the bereaved family to bear this irretrievable loss and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul. “The government should also disburse adequate ex-gratia relief to the family of the slain cop,” he demanded.