In Pictures: Kashmir Mourns Top Counter-terror Cop Altaf Ahmad
Police officers carry the coffin of their colleague Altaf Ahmed during the wreath-laying ceremony in Srinagar. (Photo: AP)
Police officers carry the coffin of their colleague Altaf Ahmed during the wreath-laying ceremony in Srinagar. (Photo: AP)

In Pictures: Kashmir Mourns Top Counter-terror Cop Altaf Ahmad

Suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants gunned down Police Sub-Inspector Altaf Ahmed (nicknamed ‘24-hour duty cop’), who was a key operative in the security forces’ counter insurgency grid.

Ahmed was shot at in Bandipora area in Kashmir on Wednesday morning. Critically injured, he was airlifted to Army’s 92 Base Hospital at Badamibagh cantonment where he succumbed to injuries, sources said.

He was credited with smashing of many LeT hideouts, arrest of its cadres and generating intelligence which led to encounters in which cadres of the outfit were killed.

Survived by a wife, two small children aged four and two, Altaf received gallantry medals from the state as well as the central government.

Policemen at wreath-laying ceremony for police officer Altaf Ahmad at the police control room in Srinagar. (Photo: Reuters)
Policemen at wreath-laying ceremony for police officer Altaf Ahmad at the police control room in Srinagar. (Photo: Reuters)
Police officers mourn Altaf Ahmad during the wreath laying ceremony. (Photo: AP)
Police officers mourn Altaf Ahmad during the wreath laying ceremony. (Photo: AP)
Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, offers flower petals on the coffin of Indian police officer Altaf Ahmed during a wreath laying ceremony in Srinagar. (Photo: AP)
Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, offers flower petals on the coffin of Indian police officer Altaf Ahmed during a wreath laying ceremony in Srinagar. (Photo: AP)
A police officer comforts a relative of Altaf Ahmed during his wreath-laying ceremony in Srinagar. (Photo: AP)
A police officer comforts a relative of Altaf Ahmed during his wreath-laying ceremony in Srinagar. (Photo: AP)
Wailing relatives of police officer Altaf Ahmed attend his wreath laying ceremony in Srinagar. (Photo: AP)
Wailing relatives of police officer Altaf Ahmed attend his wreath laying ceremony in Srinagar. (Photo: AP)
People pay respect to the mortal remains of Sub-Inspector Altaf Ahmad. (Photo: PTI)
People pay respect to the mortal remains of Sub-Inspector Altaf Ahmad. (Photo: PTI)
Former Jammu and Kashmir state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah lays a wreath on the coffin of Indian police officer Altaf Ahmed during a wreath-laying ceremony in Srinagar. (Photo: AP)
Former Jammu and Kashmir state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah lays a wreath on the coffin of Indian police officer Altaf Ahmed during a wreath-laying ceremony in Srinagar. (Photo: AP)
Chief Minister of J&K, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and former CM Omar Abdullah at the funeral. (Photo: PTI)
Chief Minister of J&K, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and former CM Omar Abdullah at the funeral. (Photo: PTI)
Relatives of Sup-nspector Altaf Ahmad during his last rites. (Photo: PTI)
Relatives of Sup-nspector Altaf Ahmad during his last rites. (Photo: PTI)
Ahmed was shot at in Bandipora area in Kashmir on Wednesday morning. (Photo: PTI)
Ahmed was shot at in Bandipora area in Kashmir on Wednesday morning. (Photo: PTI)

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