In a noble gesture, the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) police officers will reportedly give away a day’s salary to the families of the officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in the valley this year. “To show solidarity and their concern for the bereaved families of these martyrs, J&K police personnel will donate one day salary of the current month,” PTI quoted a spokesman as saying.

According to a PTI report, 14 police personnel and 2 special police officers (SPOs) were killed in various militancy- related incidents this year. In a brutal militant attack, six police officers from the Jammu and Kashmir police lost their lives after terrorists ambushed a police party in the Anantnag district of the state.

The militants reportedly opened fire at the policemen after overpowering them. The faces of cops killed in Achabal ambush were also allegedly left disfigured. “It is an unfortunate incident to have lost six men including Sub-Inspector Feroz, a resident of Pulwama. Their contribution to the police service will be remembered,” Director General of Police S P Vaid told PTI.

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Last month, five policemen were killed after terrorists attacked a police party in Kulgam district of J&K. Two bank guards were also killed in the incident. Former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah blamed the Mehbooba Mufti government for the current situation. “It seems that South Kashmir is slipping every day from the hands of the state government. I hope somebody in New Delhi wakes up now,” Omar stated.

On May 10, the bullet-riddled body of an army officer was found in morning in the state’s Shopian district.

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