SRINAGAR — Personal Security Officer with a BJP activist and his “associate” are missing since last night in Kupwara district of north Kashmir and efforts are underway to trace them, officials said on Monday.
Official sources told news agency GNS that during intervening night of December 12 and 13, Saqib Ahmad Tantray (SPO) son of Sanaullah Tantray of Bohipora, deployed as PSO with BJP activist Abdul Rashid Zargar, fled with two weapons. Saqib’s “associate” Arif Ahmad son of Bashir Ahmad Mir, also resident of Bohipora Kupwara, is also missing, they said.
A senior police of the district told GNS that efforts are underway to trace out the duo. “Saqib Ahmad Tantray had come to his house and left. His family told us that they are also searching for him,” the officer said.
Asked about the missing weapons, the officer said, “PSOs with Rashid Zargar have not come and things will get clear soon.”
Originally a resident of Lolab, Abdul Rashid Zargar is presently being kept along with other protected persons in PWD building at Salkoot and it is here where the duo has gone missing, the sources added.
The Kashmir Pulse is now on Google News. Get latest news updates by subscribing to our Telegram handle or join our WhatsApp Group!