5 J&K Cops Suspended After Militants Snatch Rifles in Shopian

Weapons have been recovered from the slain militants.

Militants in snatched five rifles from police guards posted at the Shopian district’s court complex late on Tuesday, police said.

The militants attacked the guard room of the court complex around 9 PM and snatched five self-loading rifles (SLRs) from the policemen posted there.

All the five policemen were suspended for the alleged dereliction of duty as they offered no resistance when the militants looted their weapons, they said.

Following the snatching incident, an alert was sounded in the district.

The incident comes a day after militants gunned down seven persons, including five policemen, who were accompanying a district treasury van in adjoining Kulgam district.

Police believe that same group of terrorists were involved in both the incidents.

(With inputs from PTI.)