#WeAreAllArshid: J-K cops pay tribute to slain officer Arshid Ahmad Mir; make his photo their DPs

Thousands attend funeral of martyred police officer in Jammu and Kashmir

Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, September 13

In solidarity, all senior cops have changed the display picture of their Twitter handle to that of a picture of police officer Arshid Ahmad Mir, who was shot dead by a terrorist in broad daylight in Srinagar.

Thousands of people had gathered for the last rites of the martyred police officer at his home in Kupwara on Sunday evening. Soon after which, #WeAreAllArshid, started trending.

A wreath-laying ceremony was held at the district police lines here in which officials from civil administration, police and other security forces led by the J&K DGP paid floral tributes to the slain officer.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said his supreme sacrifice would not go in vain and terrorists would be punished.

The police officer was shot dead from point-blank range by a militant in Khanyar locality of the city here on Sunday, evoking strong reactions from various quarters, even as Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh said the perpetrators had been identified and would be brought to justice soon.

Probationary Sub-Inspector Arshid Ahmad, a resident of Kupwara district, was shot at after he was coming back from a hospital where he had taken an accused for a check-up.

The CCTV footage shows a militant shooting the officer with a pistol at least twice from behind from a point-blank range in Khanyar, leaving him injured.

The sub-inspector was rushed to SKIMS, but he succumbed to his injuries. The incident took place at 1.35 pm.

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