Srinagar, October 14: A police team on duty for medical camp, comprising the AST team and a bunker vehicle while returning from duty was fired upon by the hiding militants at Nandinarg crossing under the police jurisdiction D.H. Pora.
The police party retaliated the attack and due to brave retaliatory action, police foiled the attempt of weapon snatching conspired by the militants. During the attack the driver of the AST vehicle Khurshid Ahmad Tak got injured in the firing of the militants. Despite being injured he displayed conspicuous act of courage by successfully taking the vehicle out of arch of fire and saved life of others. He attained martyrdom in the process.
The news item regarding the attack on the Hon’ble legislator Noorabad is incorrect and is denied. Perpetrators behind this attack have been identified as Gulzar Paddar group and Umar Majid Ganie group of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist outfit. In this connection investigation was also set into motion.
The officer is survived by aged parents, wife, 3-year old daughter and 2-year old son. We pay rich tribute to the brave heart Khurshid Ahmed and stand by the family at this critical juncture. Our heartfelt condolences for the loss of young, promising and committed police official.