The Union Home Minister Mr. Amit Shah, visited the family of the Jammu and Kashmir Police inspector Arshad Ahmed Khan, who was killed in a terror attack in Anantnag on June 12.
Amid tight security steps, Mr. Shah visited the family in Bal Garden area of Srinagar. The area was cordoned off for the visit. Khan, 37, was injured in the attack and flown to Delhi in an air ambulance for specialised treatment. However, he succumbed to his injuries at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He is survived by wife and two sons, aged four and one.
Five CRPF personnel were killed in the attack, in which a lone Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant targeted a paramilitary force patrol team. Khan, the SHO of Sadar Police station in Anantnag, reached the site immediately and as soon as he stepped out of his bulletproof vehicle, a barrage of bullets were fired at him. One ricocheted from the butt of his service rifle and hit his liver and duodenum, officials said.Even in that condition, Khan kept on firing at the militant before he collapsed.