A third policeman died in the Zewan terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Constable Rameez Ahmad Baba of the 9th Battalion, Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police, had sustained injuries in the terror attack on a police bus in Zewan in Pantha Chowk area on the outskirts of Srinagar city on Monday evening. Rameez succumbed to his injuries this morning at the Army’s 92 Base hospital.
Assistant Sub Inspector Ghulam Hassan and Constable Shafeeq Ali had died while 12 others including Rameez were injured when unidentified terrorists had targeted the police bus last evening.
Police said the attack was carried out by little known terrorist outfit Kashmir Tigers, which is suspected to be the front of Jaish-e-Mohammad terror group.
The attack took place on a day when the nation was remembering those who had died in the December 13, 2001 attack on Parliament 20 years ago. That attack was also carried out by the Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit.
IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar today said the attack on the police bus was a planned one and was executed by three terrorists, including two foreign ultras.
“Three police personnel have lost their lives in this attack. One terrorist who managed to flee will be caught and the group will be neutralised soon,” Kumar said.
Earlier, IGP Kumar and other police personnel paid their tributes to constable Rameez Ahmad Baba. Rich tributes were also paid to J&K Police personnel Shafeeq Ali at Police Lines, Reasi.
Meanwhile, workers of the ‘Jammu West Assembly Movement’ today staged a protest against Pakistan over its role in spreading terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, following the attack on a police bus last evening.
Separately, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, leader of the Congress party in Lok Sabha, said that the frequent terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir show that the Central government’s policy on Kashmir has completely failed.