JAMMU: Suspected terrorists snatched the service rifle of a policeman in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district late on Friday.
The policeman is posted as a personal security officer (PSO) of district development commissioner, Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana.
J&K: Weapon(AK-47) of Personal Security Officer (PSO) of Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, looted from his residence in Kishtwar last night
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PSO Daleep Kumar claimed that some masked gunmen intruded into his residence at Shaheedi Mazar area of the town late night and decamped with his AK-47 rifle and mobile phone after threatening him and his family, the officials said.
They said the area was immediately cordoned off and a massive hunt has been launched to nab the gunmen and recover the looted weapon.
The PSO was being questioned, the officials said adding further details are awaited.
Suspected terrorists killed a senior BJP leader and his brother in the town in November last year.
The case was handed over to the National Investigation Agency but the culprits are still at large.