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Jammu and Kashmir: Kashmiri cop quits after terrorists kidnap and killed 3 cops in Sophian; video goes viral

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 21 September 2018, 17:13 IST

After the three SPO of Kashmir police's bullet-ridden body was found on Friday earlier morning a video with a "resign or die" threat, resignation videos have been posted by six cops. The three policemen were abducted and killed by the terrorists in south Kashmir's Shopian.

Then a resignation videos, which, the home ministry says are "false propaganda by mischievous elements". "My name is Nawaz Ahmad Lone, a resident of Kulgam. I was working as an SPO. I am resigning of my own free will, not because of any compulsion," said one Special Police Officer.

Another cop said he had been an SPO for six years but had resigned on the 17th and had "nothing to do with the police department".

"My name is Shabir Ahmad Thokar, son of Ghulam Mohammad Thokar. I was working as an SPO for the last eight years. Through this video l want to tell everybody that from today I have no relation with the police department," said the third cop in his video.

The home ministry said in a statement: "Reports have appeared in a section of media that some Special Police Officers (SPOs) in Jammu and Kashmir have resigned. J&K Police have confirmed that these reports are untrue and motivated. These reports are based on false propaganda by mischievous elements."

On Tuesday, the Hizbul Mujahideen had posted a video threatening to kill security personnel, mainly Special Police Officers, if they didn't resign. "Upload your resignations on the internet or face the consequences," the local head of Umar Majeed group, an offshoot of Hizbul Mujahideen, is heard saying. Security officials said posters carrying threats also come up in many villages.

Also read: Jammu and Kashmir: Three Special Police Officers, who were kidnapped by terrorists found dead in south Kashmir's Shopian

First published: 21 September 2018, 17:13 IST
 
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