Retired SP shot dead by millitants during Azan in Baramulla: Police


Slain was 72, survived by his old wife, two sons, daughter; Pall of gloom descends on Gantmulla vilage as news of Shafi’s killing spreads

Srinagar, Dec 24 : Millitants  on Sunday morning shot dead a retired police officer in Gantmulla area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said.

In a post on X, Kashmir zone police  said that the retired superintendent of police was shot dead while giving a prayer call (Azan) in a mosque. Police said that area has been cordoned off, while further details are awaited.

“Terrorists fired upon Shri Mohd Shafi, a retired police officer at Gantmulla, Sheeri #Baramulla, while praying Azan in the mosque and succumbed to injuries. Area has been #cordoned off. Further details awaited,” police said.

The slain was 72 -years- old and is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. A pall of gloom descended on entire Gantumulla village when the news of killing of Shafi spread on the area with people thronging his house to mourn the killing—(KNO)

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