JAMMU, Jan 20: A 22-year-old Special Police Officer (SPO) fled with his service rifle in Kishtwar district, prompting a man hunt to trace him, a senior police official said.
Mohammad Yaseen, posted at the Marwah police station, was missing with an AK-47 rifle since last night, police said.
Yaseen hails from Shishnan village, police said, adding that efforts were on to locate him.
Police said massive hunt has been launched at various places to trace the SPO.
Possibility of SPO trying to join militancy is being looked into, they added and said past record of the SPO was being scrutinized to track him down.