Suspected terrorists barged inside a police post guarding the court complex of southern Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir late on Tuesday night, and decamped with five service rifles. The terrorists decamped along with five service rifles including four INSAS rifles and an AK-47 rifle.
This is the second incident in a week targeting weapons of police personnel, as on May 1st, Rajouri was put on high alert after the weapon of a policeman was stolen from the station itself. The police said that an AK 47 rifle of a police personnel was stolen.
Last month, a large cache of arms and ammunition, including 35 assorted rifles belonging to the police went missing in south Kashmir.
Among the arms and ammunition that are still untraced are 21 INSAS rifles, 12 SLR rifles, two AK 47 rifles, one Light Machine Gun and three Carbine Machine Guns.
Incidents of gun snatching are notorious in the Valley, as several cases have been reported of terrorists or gunmen barging into police stations and wresting the weapons from the personnel.