Body of ASI recovered in J&K

The month-long search for an Assistant Sub-Inspector of J&K police ended with recovery of his body from stream in Chandanwari area in Pahalgam in south Kashmir`s Anantnag district, police said.

Updated: Jul 20, 2013, 19:00 PM IST

Srinagar: The month-long search for an Assistant Sub-Inspector of Jammu and Kashmir police ended on Saturday with the recovery of his body from a stream in Chandanwari area in the periphery of Pahalgam in south Kashmir`s Anantnag district, police said.
ASI Habib Ullah, incharge of a police naka party, went missing in Chandanwari along the Pahalgam-Amarnath cave track on June 8 while leaving for a bath in Lidder stream.

The body of the missing ASI has been fished out from the stream near Zig morh Chandanwari and was later handed over to his family for last rites, a police spokesman said.

The officer had drowned in the stream while taking a bath, he said.

PTI