SRINAGAR: A police officer was shot dead Friday by separatist guerrillas near a police station in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital, police said.
"Separatist guerrillas fired from close range at Sukhpal singh, assistant sub-inspector of police, near the Bagyaz police station in the city Friday," a police officer told IANS.
Sukhpal Singh received two bullet wounds and was taken to hospital in a critical condition but succumbed to his injuries, family sources said.
No separatist group has accepted responsibility till now.
With the mountain passes reopening as spring begins, security sources have been put on high alert to thwart infiltration into the Kashmir Valley.