High alert sounded after abductions of relatives of cops | KNO

High alert sounded after abductions of relatives of cops | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, Aug 31 (KNO) : A high alert has been sounded after gunmen abducted at least eight relatives of policemen in south Kashmir. The police has launched a massive operation in south Kashmir areas to check the alarming trend of militants going after relatives of police personnel.

An official told (KNO) the gunmen on Thursday evening abducted Zubair Ahmad, son of a policeman from Arwani area of Kulgam district; Arif Ahmed, brother of a middle-rung police officer from Arwani; Faizan Ahmad, son of a policeman from Kharpora, Kulgam; Sumar Ahmad Rather, son of a policeman from Yaripora, Kulgam; and Gowhar Ahmad, brother of a Deputy Superintendent of Police from Katapora, Kulgam. Earlier on Thursday, gunmen abducted Nasir Ahmad, son of a policeman from Midoora Tral.

Gunmen had on Wednesday abducted Asif Ahmad, son of a local policeman Rafiq Ahmad Rather, from Pinglish village of Tral in Pulwama district. Following this alarming development, authorities have sounded a high alert across Kashmir.

The authorities also decided to launch a massive operation in south Kashmir areas to check the alarming trend of militants going after relatives of police personnel. Reports here said a high-level security meeting was held by top brass of security forces on Thursday evening where it was decided that a massive manhunt would be started with the first light on Friday to trace the abducted persons.