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Jammu KashmirInjured in October terrorist attack, Srinagar inspector Masroor Ahmad Wani succumbs

Injured in October terrorist attack, Srinagar inspector Masroor Ahmad Wani succumbs


Srinagar, Dec 8 : Police Inspector Masroor Ahmad Wani, who sustained injuries in a militant attack in Srinagar in October, passed away at the All Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Thursday. Son of a retired police sub-inspector, Wani had been shifted to AIIMS for specialised treatment. He succumbed to his injuries, a day after his arrival, police officials told The sources

On October 29, Wani, who was off duty, was critically wounded when a militant opened fire on him in Srinagar's Eidgah locality while he was playing .

The assailant fired at Wani point blank. Besides his wife, he is survived by his father and a brother.

Ex-CM and vice president of Conference Omar Abdullah condoled the death of Wani, saying this was the unfortunate truth of the Valley where targeted killings were continuing.

CPM leader Mohammed Yusuf Tarigami said this incident punctured the tall claims of the Centre and the and Kashmir administration about the situation being normal in Kashmir.

Apni Party chief Altaf Bukhari said, “Losing such a young, daring and vibrant cop is too difficult to compensate for! May his soul rest in peace and solace and may the bereaved family be granted with forbearance to endure this irreparable loss.”

Director General of Police RR Swain expressed condolences, stating, “As the DGP, it is with profound sorrow that I extend my heartfelt condolences on the tragic loss of Police Inspector Masroor Ahmad Wani.”

Swain acknowledged Wani's courageous service in the face of the persistent threat of terrorism, emphasising that his sacrifice represents the harsh reality faced by J&K policemen dedicated to shielding communities from the shadows of terrorism.

Inspector Wani's tragic sacrifice serves as a stark reminder of the challenges encountered by personnel, even during moments of leisure, the DGP added.

The DGP highlighted that the sacrifices made by police personnel, like Inspector Wani, in Jammu and Kashmir would forever be etched in memories, and their commitment to serving the community remains an inspiration.

In the wake of this heartbreaking loss, the DGP extended thoughts and prayers to Inspector Wani's family, friends and the entire police fraternity, emphasising unity in mourning the profound loss and honoring Wani's memory.

The cowardly attack on a policeman enjoying a moment of leisure underscores the vicious mindset perpetuated by terrorist networks operating at the behest of Pakistan, he said. The incident strengthens the resolve of the J&K Police to intensify efforts in combating terrorism, Swain said. ADGP (Operations) Vijay Kumar condoled the death and said every attempt was made to save him. “But unfortunately, we lost him today,” he said.

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