Srinagar: An inspector of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), J&K Police, was shot dead by suspected militants in Nowgam area of Srinagar on Tuesday evening.
Official sources said that militants fired and critically injured the CID inspector when he was returning after offering prayers at Kanipora area of Nowgam.
He was shifted to hospital where he was declared brought dead on arrival, they said.
A police officer confirmed the killing of the CID inspector and identified him as Pervaiz Ahmad Dar of B K Pora Nowgam. Dar was posted at police station Parimpora.
Soon after the incident, a joint team of armed forces rushed to spot ad searches are underway in the area.