Jammu & Kashmir violence: DIG South Kashmir, SSP Anantnag transferred

 Two senior police officers have been transferred from South Kashmir range, which was worst hit by violence following killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 23, 2016, 16:09 PM IST

Srinagar: Two senior police officers have been transferred from South Kashmir range, which was worst hit by violence following killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

Senior IPS officer Ghulam Hassan Bhat has been posted as DIG South Kashmir range, replacing Nitish Kumar, a government spokesman said.

He said SSP Anantnag Abdul Jabbar was also transfered and replaced by SSP Traffic (Rural) Zubair.

Life in Jammu and Kashmir has been paralysed since July 9, a day after the Hizbul Mujahideen commander was killed in an encounter with security forces.

As many as 45 persons have been killed and over 3,400 others injured in the violent clashes between protesters and security forces following Wani's killing. Anantnag district alone accounted for 16 deaths, including a policeman.