Frequent targeted killing of policemen across Kashmir has triggered a wave of concern within the department with many officers refraining from visiting their families, especially in south Kashmir, and a few low-ranking Special Police Officers (SPOs) announced their informal resignations publicly.
So far this year, around 30 J&K policemen were targeted and killed in encounters when they visited their homes or native villages. Last year, 33 policemen were killed across the the Valley. On August 23, militants killed three policemen, including an inspector across southern Kashmir, when they were visited their homes.
A top-ranking J&K police official told ET that militants are finding it difficult to execute big attacks and are thus desperate to do something “drastic that will send shock waves across”. Read More