Kupwara : A Special Police Officer (SPO) along with his associate guarding Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) activist in Kupwara district decamped with two service rifles, officials said Monday.
Official sources said that an SPO on guarding duty with BJP activist decamped with two service rifles along with his associate.
They said that the SPO identified as Saqib Tantray has decamped with two rifles of which one belongs to his colleague Arif Ahmed. “The SPO and his associate are missing. They hail from Bohipora village of Kupwara,” officials said. The official further said that an alert has been sounded and every possible effort is being made to ascertain the circumstances and trace out the SPO and his colleague.
Officials also said that the SPO was deployed with BJP activist Abdul Rashid Zargar whose residence is at Anwarabad Sulkoot in Kupwara