Shopian 18 Feb: Abid Ahmad Bhat of Kanihama, a local militant, today walked into police station Iman Sahib and surrendered along with an AK-47 rifle and a magazine which was taken away by a police deserter last month from the Sub Divisional Police Officer’s (SDPO) office at Bijbehara in district Anantnag.
The AK-47 was given to Bhat by police deserter Shakoor Ahmed Parrey. Last month constable Shakoor Ahmed Parrey son of Mohammad Sidiq ran away with four AK-47 rifles of fellow constables from the SDPO office in Bijbehara where he was posted.
Shakoor, a resident of Kundalan, Shopian was posted as a personal security officer (PSO) to SDPO Bijbehara.Police already arrested Gazi Fayaz on January 20 from Kundalan village along with one AK 47 rifle and three magazines while Aqib was nabbed on January 22 along with one AK 47 rifle, one magazine and 30 bullet rounds. These two militants were also armed by Shakoor.