Anantnag terror attack: SHO Arshad Khan, who took bullet to chest, succumbs to injury
The Jammu and Kashmir police inspector Arshad Ahmed Khan who took bullet to his chest succumbed to his injury on Sunday. Critically injured in an encounter with lone Fidayeen at KP Road Anantnag on June 12, he succumbed to injuries after he was carried from SKIMS to AIIMS by air ambulance.
Arshad (40), was killed when he stepped out of his armoured vehicle when a bullet fired by lone fidayeen ricocheted from his service rifle hitting him on chest last week.
Five CRPF men were also martyred in the dastardly terror attack.
His seniors and colleagues called Khan a brave officer and said it is an immense loss to the organisation. Arshad had completed only 20 days as Saddar Police SHO Anantnag.
He was previously posted as SHO Brijbehara in South Kashmir's Anantnag district. Last Wednesday, a phiren clad Fidayeen attacked CRPF men on law and order duty at 1651 hours.
400 metres away, Khan reached the site. He cocked his service weapon aiming to take a shot at the terrorist who was spraying bullets, showing exemplary courage.
But the moment he stepped out of his official bulletproof vehicle along with his service rifle, a barrage of bullets were fired by the terrorist. One ricocheted from the butt of his service rifle and hit his liver and duodenum.
Khan was rushed to 92 Base Hospital and was too critical to be flown to AIIMS. He is survived by his wife and two sons aged four and one. He has a younger brother and an uncle who is a cancer patient.
A senior officer said he was helping his uncle with cancer treatment, was an incredibly brave officer and good at heart.
Arshad belonged to Srinagar's Karanagar. A senior officer said Khan, a martyr will be laid down with highest respect.