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LeT perpetrators who killed 6 policemen will be tracked down soon: J&K DGP

Places Rs 10 lakh bounty on LeT commander Bashir Lashkari, who is believed to have staged attack

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

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Locals and police officials pay tribute at the funeral of six police personnel who were killed by Lashkir-e-Toiba militants, in Anantnag on Friday night. Photo: PTI

The perpetrators of the ambush in which six policemen were killed would "face the law" very soon, said Jammu and (J&K) Director General Police (DGP) in Srinagar on Saturday and announced a bounty of Rs 10 lakh for (LeT) commander who is believed to have orchestrated the attack.

The militants fired at the policemen killed on Friday in an ambush in Achabal in Anantnag district by suspected militants, at close range, "shattering" their faces, the said.

"As per my information, they have come closer and fired from a closer range and that is why there was shattering of the face," Vaid said when asked whether the bodies were mutilated by militants.

Speaking to reporters after paying floral tributes to the mortal remains of Constable Tasveer Ahmad, one of those killed, he said perpetrators would be brought to book.

"They will face the law and very soon you will see the results."

Several high-ranking civil, police and security force officers, including Chief Secretary B B Vyas, and jawans paid tributes to the slain constable at DPL Srinagar. However, no politician was present there on the occasion.

The said the attackers had been identified and would be tracked down very soon.

"This unfortunate incident has been committed by the group led by and we will track him down and see that justice is done," he said.

He also announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for any information leading to the capture or killing of Lashkari.

Asked why the policemen were travelling in a non-bulletproof vehicle, the state's top cop said, "We are taking steps."

The also described the killing of commander Junaid Matto, who was killed in an encounter along with two other militants in Arwani on Friday, as a blow to the outfit.

Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Muneer Khan said the killing of six policemen was a setback for the force.

"It is a setback for us, but we will overcome that," he said.

First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 18:46 IST