Cop Suspended after his Service Riffle goes missing in Poonch

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A police constable has been suspended after his official weapon went missing in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The service rifle of a constable has gone missing in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior police officer said today.

An Ak-47 of a police constable on the intervening night of Aug 26-27 went missing in Poonch, police sources here said.

They said that the constable was posted as Private Security Officer with a senior police officer and he has been placed under suspension.

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“The weapon is missing and we have suspended and detained the cop,” Rajiv Pandey, SSP Poonch here told U4U Voice.

Meanwhile, an alert is also sounded in the bordering district, post weapon missing.

An inquiry was ordered and a special investigation team was formed to recover the missing rifle, said Senior Superintendent of Police (Poonch) Rajiv Pandey.

“A Special Investigation Team (SIT) is being constituted to look into the incident and recover the weapon,” Pandey said.

Sources said the AK-47 rifle along with two loaded magazines belonged to a personal security officer (PSO) of a senior police officer and was reported missing from police lines in the town.

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