SPO deserts police post along with AK-47 in J&K

Updated on : Jan 20,2018   7:20 pm

Jammu, Jan 20 (IANS) A Special Police Officer (SPO) has deserted a police post along with one AK-47 rifle in Kishtwar district of Jammu region.

The police said Muhammad Yasin ran away on Friday evening from a police post in Marwah tehsil of Kishtwar along with his rifle.

Senior police officers said a manhunt has been started to locate the SPO, but did not confirm whether or not the SPO had joined any militant outfit.

SPOs are recruited by Jammu and Kashmir Police on a fixed monthly remuneration to fight militancy in the state.