Srinagar, May 4 (GNS): The last rites of Sub Inspector Sageer Ahmad Pathan @ Qazi, who was killed on Sunday at Handwara, was held with state honours at his native village Taad, Karnah, Kupwara last night.
A number of people from the village paid last respects to the 42-year-old Qazi whose body was wrapped in tricolour, a police spokesperson said in a statement.
He said Major 2 Jatt Mukesh Kumar Basit, DySP Kupwara Rashid Younis, DySP DAR Handwara Raqib Malik and SHO Tangdhar Waseem Ahmad were among those who paid their last respects.
According to the spokesperson, on May 2, when inputs were received about the presence of militants in village Chanjmulla, Handwara, SI Sageer Ahmad led the police team under the command CO.21 RR Col. Ashutosh Sharma and launched the operation.
“While evacuating the civilians from the targeted house, the brave-heart officer of J&K Police along two army officers and two jawans attained martyrdom by sacrificing their lives for the integrity and sovereignty of the nation,” the spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, army paid tributes to Late Col Ashutosh Sharma SM, Late Maj Anuj Sood, Late Naik Rajesh Kumar and Late Lance Naik Dinesh Singh who were killed on May 2 in Kupwara sector.
“In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Y K Joshi, Lt Gen BS Raju Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks paid homage to them on behalf of the Nation,” army spokesman in a statement issued here said. “In a show of solidarity, representatives from other security agencies also joined in to pay their last respects,” the spokesman said.