Rifle loot: Police questions PDP Legislators PSO’s

Srinagar, Sep 29: Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday questioned the personal security officers of PDP legislator Aijaz Mir during its probe into the loot of eight weapons from his guard post.

Last night, police said a Special Police Officer posted with the MLA fled with at least eight weapons, including the licensed pistol of the legislator, from his official residence in Srinagar.

A police source said that all the policemen posted at the Jawahar Nagar residence of the legislator were quizzed by the police today. Those questioned included the driver of the legislator.

The source said that the quarter of the legislator was sealed by the police and fingerprints of all the PSOs were taken.

In a statement issued last evening, a police spokesman said that personal security officer of Mir, the MLA from southern Wachi constituency in Shopian district, approached police station Rajbagh and stated that the weapons of seven PSOs attached with the legislator were missing from his official residence in Jawahar Nagar—the area housing official residences of officers and legislators.

“The role of SPO Adil Bashir of Zainpora, Shopian in the commission of crime was also alleged,” the spokesman said, adding that a police party reached the place of occurrence and took cognisance of the matter.

A case vide FIR number 57/18 was lodged in police station Rajbagh and the investigation was taken up, the spokesman said, adding that Rs 2 lakh has been announced as reward for anyone capturing the SPO with weapons.

A police official told Greater Kashmir that the incident happened at 6:30 pm when the SPO had entered J-11 quarter (official residence of MLA Mir) to “clean the rooms.”

The PDP legislator is in Jammu for the past 12 days, he said.

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