Personal Security Officer Of National Conference Leader Shot Dead By Terrorists In Anantag, Jammu And Kashmir

Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir: A police constable who was posted as a personal security officer for Syed Tauqeer, a former judge who is currently the National Conference Leader, was shot dead by terrorists on July 14, 2019.

Riyaz Ahmed Khan, a police constable, sustained bullet injuries in his abdomen on Sunday. The Anantnag police confirmed the death of Constable Khan.

The spokesperson of the police said, “In a terror incident at Hiller area of Anantnag district, terrorists fired upon a policeman on duty identified as Riyaz Ahmad, causing grievous injuries to him.”

Reports suggest that Constable Khan succumbed to his injuries in the district hospital.

Syed Tauqeer, the National Conference Leader, managed to escape the attack without sustaining any bullet or injuries.

Officials said that the Leader was attacked in Hiller Kokernag Area of Anantnag when they were coming back from a party meeting.

The police are currently trying to find the terrorists who attacked the Leader.

Omar Abdullah, a leader of the National Conference, tweeted about the incident. He said, “My colleague from Kokernag in South Kashmir Judge (Retd) Tauqeer Sb was just attacked by militants. While he escaped unhurt his security officer was hit & killed in the line of duty. I unreservedly condemn this dastardly attack & convey my condolences to the family of the deceased.”

The zone police of Jammu and Kashmir also tweeted about the incident, they said, “We pay our #rich #tributes to #martyr Riyaz Ahmad who made supreme #sacrifice in the line of duty at Hiller #Anantnag today. We stand by his #family at this #critical juncture. #RIP”.

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