Shah visits slain cop Arshad Khan’s family; reviews J&K security situation

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday visited the family of Arshad Khan, the policeman who was killed by terrorists, in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir.

    The slain Station House Officer’s house is situated at Balgarden. The Home Minister offered condolences to his bereaved family of Khan. The officer is survived by his wife, two children, parents and a brother.

    About his visit, Shah tweeted: “Visited the home of inspector Arshad Khan, SHO Anantnag in Srinagar, who was martyred in a terror attack & offered my condolences to the bereaved family. His sacrifice for the security of our nation has saved many lives. Entire nation is proud of Arshad Khan‘s valour & courage.”

    Khan sustained mortal injuries in a suicide attack on the KP Road in Anantnag town on June 12. He was later flown to Delhi where he succumbed to his injuries on June 16.

    Another highlight of his visit is that this time no Hrriyat faction has declared shutdown. This is a major shift.

    In a meeting with Governor Satya Pal Malik Shah and other senior civil and military officials, Shah reviewed the security situation in the state.

    Malik, his advisor incharge Home Affairs K Vijay Kumar, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, state Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, DGP Dilbagh Singh and divisional commissioners from the Valley and Jammu were present in the meeting, NDTV reported.

    The officials also informed Shah about various steps taken to eliminate the top terrorist leadership, while ensuring that the ultras are not able to carry out Pulwama-like attacks, the report said.

    Shah will also meet BJP workers in the state after his official engagements.