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2 J-K cops detained for questioning after report of militant attack

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Two policemen were detained for questioning tonight after they reported to the authority that militants had attacked their post and took away their rifles, police said.

The incident happened at a post of a hotel in the city this evening.

The policemen reported to the police headquarters that a group of militants had barged into their post and snatched their rifles.

Preliminary investigation, however, revealed that there was no eyewitness to the incident that took place at a crowded place and there was no resistance from the policemen.

The two policemen attached with the Armed Police were immediately taken into custody and a hunt was on for the third cop.

The incident set alarm bells ringing within the security establishment as will be visiting Valley on May 19.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 21:45 IST