Militants challenge another senior cop at his residence in Kashmir

The armed men barged into the house of Abdul Samad, Baramulla jail superintendent in Hafru in central Kashmir's Budgam district, and told his family that they had come to kill him for not being not lenient.

On the heels of issuing threats to Jammu and Kashmir policemen, two militants on Saturday 'barged into the house of a senior officer with an intention to kill him'.

The armed men barged into the house of Abdul Samad, Baramulla jail superintendent in Hafru in central Kashmir's Budgam district, and told his family that they had come to kill him for not being not lenient.

Sources said since Samad was not at home, the militants took his son Ashiq and relative Bilal along with them when they left, but set them free at Doulatpora in Chadoora.

The militants however drove away with the vehicle to Kralchek on Newa road, where they fired a few rounds and torched the car in the middle of the road.

Earlier this month, armed militants had attacked the family of Special Operation Group DSP in Kulgam. The DSP was not home but his property was damaged.

Following the incident, the state DGP had warned militant groups not to bring families into the fight, as they - militants - too have families.

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