Srinagar: A probationary Sub Inspector Arshid Ashraf Mir was killed by militants in a broad daylight in Khanyar, Srinagar. Hailing from Kupwara district, Arshid Mir was on practical training and got three bullets from a very close range; making him injured and later he succumbed to injuries in SKIMS. This targeted killing of a young, promising police officer resented with anguish among the people, who took it to different media platforms and condemned it.

Later, the funeral witnessed a sea of people and people were in tears giving a final goodbye to their son. But the question is still there, that after Arshid Ashraf Mir, who’s next? The continuous target killing of political workers, policemen, and social activists is a challenge for the security agencies.

Though Director General of Police, J&K Dilbagh Singh while talking to the press made it clear that the perpetrators have been identified and will be brought to justice soon.”Every life lost is a concern for us, whether it is the police or a civilian, or an SF (security force) personnel. Those involved in crimes of the killing of civilians or SF people (in the past), have been brought to justice. And in this particular case also, our investigative agencies, our operational teams are working, and soon we will be able to take care of this case,” he said.

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha condemned the killing and said, “This is a handiwork of enemies of humanity and peace. His supreme sacrifice won’t go in vain, terrorists will be punished for the act. Heartfelt condolences to the martyr’s family.”