Tributes paid to constable martyred in militant attack

Tributes being paid to martyred cop at DPL Anantnag.
Tributes being paid to martyred cop at DPL Anantnag.

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, July 15: Jammu and Kashmir police today paid rich tributes to a Selection Grade Constable, who was martyred in a militant attack on an National Conference (NC) leader in south Kashmir district of Anantnag on Sunday.
A police official said that all ranks of police personnel, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and civil administration officers, paid floral tribute to Selection Grade Constable Riyaz Ahmad at a wreath-laying ceremony at District Police Line (DPL) Anantnag late on Sunday night.
“Senior police officers, including Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South Kashmir range, SSP Anantnag and other police officers laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains and paid rich tributes to the martyr for the supreme sacrifice made in the line of duty,” he said.
He said the martyr is survived by parents, wife, 23-year-old son Arif Riyaz, 19-year-old son Sharik Khan and 17-year-old daughter Bazila Riyaz. “We pay our rich tributes to the martyr for his supreme sacrifice made in the line of duty. We stand by his family at this crucial juncture,” he added.
“My colleague from Kokernag in South Kashmir Judge (Retd) Tauqeer was attacked by militants. While he escaped unhurt his security officer was hit and killed in the line of duty. I unreservedly condemn this dastardly attack & convey my condolences to the family of the deceased,” National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
“The security officer Selection Grade Constable Riyaz Ahmed Khan was posted with him for the last few years and was martyred when three militants attacked a party convention. I’ve spoken to Tauqeer to convey my concern & my condolences for Riyaz’s death,” he added.