SPO goes missing with rifle in Shopian, alert sounded

Srinagar: A special police officer (SPO) has gone missing along with an AK-47 rifle from police station Shopian in south Kashmir on Saturday.

Sources said that the SPO has been missing and has taken AK-47 rifle of another cop from the station today in the morning.

The SPO has been identified as Showkat Ahmad of Hermain village of Shopian.

Following the incident, police have sounded an alert across the south Kashmir and launched a hunt to nab the fleeing SPO.

A top police officer told GNS that an AK rifle is missing at police station Shopian since today morning.

The officer said that the SPO is suspected to have decamped with the rifle.

“A case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigations were taken up,” the officer said.



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