Militants kill PSO of NC leader in Kokernag

ESS AHMAD. Dated: 7/16/2019 10:42:25 AM

ANANTNAG, July 14: Militants on Sunday killed a Personal Security Officer (PSO) of National Conference (NC) leader, Syed Towqeer in Hillar area of Kokernag in Anantnag district.
The attack took place at around 6.00 PM when the NC leader was holding a meeting with workers in the area.
Official sources said that the gunmen opened fire on the cop when he was outside on the road. The cop identified as Riyaz Ahmad, they said, after being hit by the bullet was left in a pool of blood.
He was immediately evacuated to nearby Kokernag hospital where from he was referred to district hospital Anantnag after the first aid. He, however, succumbed to injuries on way to the hospital.
A doctor at Kokernag hospital said the police man had been hit by the bullet in abdomen and had severe bullet wounds.
"It was on the basis of severity of his injuries we had referred him for specialised treatment," said the doctor.
Police in a statement said that they have registered a case into the terror incident and are investigating the matter.
Personality Syed Towqeer, who was district judge announced pre-mature retirement from the services few months ago. He later joined National Conference and is likely to contest the upcoming assembly elections on party ticket from Kokernag assembly segment.



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