Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Srinagar SSP carries son of colleague martyred in Anantnag, breaks down at wreath-laying ceremony

Arshad Khan was critically injured on last Wednesday during a ‘Fidayeen’ attack by a Pakistani militant in K.P. Road area of Anantnag town.

ANANTNAG: A heart-rending picture of a senior police officer breaking down while carrying the son of martyred inspector, Arshad Khan went viral on the social media in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

The picture taken during the wreath-laying ceremony in district police lines Srinagar on Monday shows Haseeb Mughal, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar, breaking down while carrying the 4-year-old son, Uhbaan of inspector Arshad Khan who died in the AIIMS Delhi on Sunday.

Khan was critically injured on last Wednesday during a ‘Fidayeen’ attack by a Pakistani militant in K.P. Road area of Anantnag town.

Forty-year-old Khan was flown to the national capital after his condition deteriorated but doctors here could not save his life.

Five CRPF troopers and the Fidayeen militant were killed on the spot in that attack.

Among those martyred were are ASI Ramesh Kumar (Jhajjar, Haryana), ASI Nirod Sarma (Nalbari, Assam), CT Satendra Kumar (Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh), CT Mahesh Kumar Kushwaha (Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh) and CT Sandeep Yadav (Dewas, Madhya Pradesh). (ANI)

Khan was posted as the Station House Officer (SHO) in Sadar police station in Anantnag town.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, parents and a younger brother. He belonged to Srinagar city and had been recruited in state police in 2002.

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