Following the abduction and killing of three Policemen in South Kashmir’s Shopian District on Friday morning, three cops have publicly announced their resignation from the Police job.
Militant commanders who accuse the Special Police Officers of being mere informers of Government Forces have repeatedly asked the SPOs to quit their jobs.
Sources told The Kashmiriyat that at least 25 cops have publicly announced their resignations since the last month fearing the chances of being killed at the hands of Militants.
Three Policemen who announced their resignations have been identified as Irshad Ahmed Baba son of Mohammed Yusuf Baba, a resident of Dangam Shopian, Umar Bashir son of Bashir Ahmed Nengroo, a resident of kaprin in South Kashmir’s Shopian District and Tajalla hussain lone son of Abdul wahab lone a resident of Heepora batagund Shopian.
In April, Over a dozen Special Police Officers (SPOs) announced their resignation in south Kashmir’s Tral. The resignations came after a Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander gave a week’s time to the SPOs to announce their resignation.
After the continuous killings of policemen, JK police also reasserted an advisory asking their men not to visit their homes for more than two to three hours and also inform local police stations about their visit.
So far this year, around 35 Jammu Kashmir policemen were targeted and killed in encounters when they visited their homes or native villages.
On August 23, militants killed three policemen, including an inspector across southern Kashmir, when they were visited their homes.