House of Ikhwani set on fire by suspected militants

Gunmen ransacked houses of policemen in Kulgam and Pulwama, warn of consequences.

Kulgam: A day after the Indian Armed Forces allegedly thrashed the family members of a Hizbul Mujhadeen militant Tawseef Ahmed in Rampura village of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, suspected militants barged into the houses of at least seven cops including two officers and ransacked their properties while one of the police officers managed to escape from his house in the middle of the night.

The suspected militants also set the house of a government gunman on fire.

According to reports, suspected militants raided the houses of at least seven policemen in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district during the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

“They not only threatened the family members but also warned them of dire consequences in case they (cops) target the family members of militants in future,” according to news agency CNS.

Reports from Desan village of the district said that militants barged into the house of one Sanaullah Wagay whose three sons are reportedly working in Jammu Kashmir Police Department.

The house of a cop was also attacked at Sempora Behibagh in the same district.

“According to police sources said that a group of six militants led by Hizb district commander Saddam Paddar raided the houses of five policemen and a CRPF constable in Trichal, Naira and Tamlahal villages of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district,” the report added.

Director General of Police Dr SP Vaid said that such attacks depict the sheer frustration of the militants. “We have inflicted heavy losses on them. We have destroyed their infrastructure and to show their presence they are resorting to such tactics,” Dr Vaid said.

(With inputs from CNS)

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