SRINAGAR — A man who, police said, snatched a gun from a cop and injured him while in police custody at Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district was killed after he turned down repeated surrender offers.
A top official said that Mohammed Amin Malik, a resident of Nagabal Machama area of Tral, who was arrested some days ago for questioning, on Wednesday afternoon snatched a gun from a SOG cop and shot at him.
“In the incident, the cop, identified as Amjid Ahmad, received injuries following which Amin took shelter in the generator room of the camp,” he said.
He added that his family was rushed to the spot to persuade him to surrender. “However, he turned down the repeated surrender offers.”
The top official said that Amin fired upon forces which was retaliated and exchange of fire continued for several hours and in the ensuing gunfight, he got killed.
Officials said that Muhammad Amin was an Pakistan trained militant who had surrendered before, was arrested properly and was on police remand.
His brother Shabir Malik was also a militant associated with Zakir Musa led Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, who was killed in a gunfight in 2019. (KNO)