Cop injured after being shot by unidentified gunmen in south Kashmir

A deployment of armed forces personnel in Srinagar. [FPK File Photo]

Pulwama: An armed forces personnel was injured after being shot by unidentified gunmen in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday evening.

Official sources said that unidentified gunmen, suspected to be militants, fired upon a Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Wagay, son of Ghulam Ahmad Wagay, a resident of Bandzoo Pulwama.

He said Mushtaq was presently performing his duties in District Police Line Pulwama as a washerman. He received fire in his leg, the official said.

The official said that local residents rushed the injured cop to nearby district hospital Pulwama wherefrom he has been referred to SMHS Srinagar for further treatment.

Meanwhile, the official added, the area has been cordoned off and searches have been launched.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Pulwama Ghulam Jeelani confirmed the incident to Kashmir News Observer and said that the condition of the cop is stable now.


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