‘Cowards responsible for this barbaric act will not be spared’: J&K LG condemns former police officer’s killing | India News – Times of India

 'Cowards responsible for this barbaric act will not be spared': J&K LG condemns former police officer's killing | India News - Times of India

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha has condoled the death of former senior officer of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Muhammad. ShafiWho was shot dead. terrorist While offering prayers at a mosque in Baramulla on Sunday, he said that the cowards responsible for this barbaric act will not be spared.
LG Sinha said he was left speechless by the terror attack when he came upon the retired police officer while he was giving the call to prayer in a mosque.
“Pain beyond words over terrorist attack on retired police officer Shri Muhammad Shafi When Mir was giving adhan in the mosque. Those responsible for this barbaric act will not be spared. My condolences to the bereaved family in this hour of grief,” the office of LG Jammu and Kashmir posted on X.
After four soldiers were killed in an ambush to hunt down terrorists in the forests of Rajouri, unidentified terrorists on Sunday fired at a former police officer while he was offering prayers at a mosque in Gantamulla in Baramulla district. had been.
According to the Jammu and Kashmir Police, the deceased former police officer has been identified as Muhammad Shafi.
Police added that the terrorists opened fire on the retired police officer when he was offering prayers in a mosque.
The villagers and Safi’s family paid their last respects by praying.
Earlier in the day, the family members of the deceased retired police officer mourned their loss.
Speaking to ANI, Shafi’s younger brother Abdul Karim Mir said, “He was a Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and retired from the service in 2012. He was a regular at the mosque for ‘Azaan’. However, , this morning, the Shafi (muzin, who calls fellow Muslims to prayer) suddenly stopped in the middle of his call to prayer, at first we thought the microphone had stopped working, however, later we realized to our utter shock and dismay. It was found that he was mortally wounded. He was shot.”
Meanwhile, immediately after the incident, the area was cordoned off.
“The terrorists opened fire. Shri Mohammad Shafi, a retired police officer in Gantamulla, Sheri #Baramulla, died while giving Azaan in a mosque and succumbed to his injuries. The area has been cordoned off. Awaiting more details,” Kashmir Zone Police posted on its official X-handle.

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