Jammu-policeman goes missing with rifle, suspected to have deserted police
(Sourced from PTI)
A policeman, posted in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, is suspected to have deserted the force and is believed to have fled with his service rifle. Constable Tariq Ahmad Bhat, posted at Police Post Pakherpora in Budgam, hasn't reported for work since yesterday, a police official said today. He said Bhat's service rifle and some ammunition were also missing from the police post.
Efforts are on to trace the policeman who is so far being treated as a "missing" case, the police official said, adding that the possibility of Constable Bhat having deserted the force cannot be ruled out either. An army man deserted the force in Shopian district of the state earlier this month and reportedly joined militant ranks later.