SPO with AK-47 rifle goes missing in J&K

Srinagar: A special police officer (SPO) from Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district has gone missing along with an AK-47. A manhunt was launched on Wednesday, police sources said.

SPO Irfan Ahmad Dar went missing on Tuesday from the Pampore police station.

SPOs are engaged in the state on a fixed monthly packet to fight militancy. They are neither trained in handling weapons nor are service rifles issued to them.