Tearful adieu to constable killed in Tral encounter

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DGP and IGP of Jammu and Kashmir Police along with senior officers carrying the body of constable Manzoor Ahmad who was killed during an encounter at Tral after wreath laying ceremony in Srinagar on Sunday. Photo: PTI

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel on Sunday bid a tearful adieu to constable Manzoor Ahmad, who was killed during the assault against militants holed up in a house in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

A wreath laying ceremony was held for the constable, hailing from Uri area of Baramulla district, at District Police Lines here, a police official said.

Besides top police officials, Education Minister Altaf Bukhari laid wreath on Naik’s coffin which was draped in Tricolor, the official said.

“Naik was part of the assault team which led the gun battle at Tral, in which two terrorists, including one from Pakistan, were killed,” the official said.

The slain constable is survived by a four-year-old son and wife who is pregnant. 

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