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Martyred Dy SP Humayun Bhat laid to rest amid presence of hundreds of mourners


Srinagar, Sept 14: Deputy Superintendent Humayun Bhat, one of the three security forces personnel killed in a gunfight with terrorists in Anantnag, was laid to rest on Thursday. Bhatt had been serving as a DSP in the and Police for the past three years and had got married just last year.

A sea of mourners turned up to pay last respects to Bhat, whose mortal remains, draped in a tricolor, arrived at his village in Budgam.

Among the mourners was also his wife, who stood with their two-month-old daughter in her lap.

Bhat, the son of retired Inspector General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Ghulam Hasan Bhat, died due to heavy blood loss, officials said.

Humayun Bhat's father laid floral wreath on the mortal remains of his son.

On Wednesday, three personnel, including a Colonel commanding a battalion and a Major, and a Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police were killed in a gunfight with terrorists in the higher reaches of the Kokorenag area in the valley, while one soldier was missing.

The operation against the terrorists began on Tuesday evening in the Garol area but was called off during the night.

Colonel Manpreet Singh, Commanding Officer of 19 Rashtriya Rifles, Major Ashish Dhonack, and Deputy Superintendent Humayun Bhat were critically injured in the gunfight with terrorists.

The officers succumbed to their injuries during the treatment, while the whereabouts of another soldier were not immediately known and it is feared he might have been seriously wounded.

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