Curfew in Kishtwar after militants snatch rifle from PDP leader’s PSO

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Jammu, September 13: Suspected militants snatched a rifle from a personal security officer (PSO) of a local Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district, prompting authorities to impose curfew and launch a massive search operation.

PDP Kishtwar district president Sheikh Nasir’s PSO was overpowered at his home by some persons who also snatched an AK-47 rifle from him, a senior district officer told PTI.

They escaped from the spot, he said.

Army, police and CRPF cordoned off the area and launched a massive search operation to track down the snatchers, he said.

Kishtwar Deputy Commissioner AS Rana said curfew had been imposed in the town in the wake of the incident.

This is the second weapon snatching incident in Kishtwar this year.

On March 8, masked assailants barged into the house of PSO Daleep Kumar in Shaheedi Mazar area and snatched from him an AK-47 rifle and 90 bullets. PTI