Probationer SI Meer Arshad shot dead by militant in Srinagar


A Probationer Sub Inspector of J&K Police was shot dead from the point-blank range by terrorist in the Khanyar neighbourhood of old Srinagar city on Sunday afternoon.

A suspected militant appeared from behind Meer Arshad and fired a pistol at him from point-blank range, according to CCTV footage. The suspected militant flees the scene as Meer collapses. Meer was critically injured in the shooting and was rushed to the Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Srinagar, where he died from his injuries.

Srinagar Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu, former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah have expressed their grief over the killing of Arshid Ahmad and called it a “cowardly attack” by terrorists.

“Saddened to hear about the death of J&K Police Sub Inspector Arshid Ahmed killed by militants at Khanyar today. May his soul rest in peace & condolences to his family,” Mufti tweeted.

“Sorry to hear about the death in the line of duty of Sub Inspector Arshid Mir of @JmuKmrPolice in a dastardly attack in the heart of Srinagar city. A young life with so much promise, another grieving family. May Allah grant Arshid place in Jannat,” Abdullah tweeted.