A police constable decamped with four rifles from guard duty room of Food Corporation of India in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Saturday, police said.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Muneer Ahmad Khan said, “The constable Syed Naveed Mushtaq of Shopian decamped with four SLR rifles from the guard duty room this evening. This is not a snatching incident. He ran away with the rifles.”
The IGP said that manhunt has been launched to trace him.
A senior police official said the policemen and soldiers have been deployed on the border line of Budgam with Pulwama district to prevent the accused cop from reaching south Kashmir. “Areas around the guard duty and suspected pockets are also being searched and vehicles are being frisked” the official added