Mushtaq Chopan, an alleged terrorist, was killed after a group of terrorists threw grenades at a police station, that is situated in Tral, south of Kashmir’s Pulwana district. The police have assured that the injured policeman is stable now. A few extremely disturbing photos of Chopan’s dead body have also been released, which show him lying down on the ground with blood pooling around him. “A terrorist Mushtaq Chopan died in grenade explosion when challenged by sentry while trying to escape from police station Tral,” director general of state police SP Vaid stated on Twitter.
Police have said that Chopan had been in their custody for terrorist related incident. They suspect that the grenade was thrown at the police station to help the terrorist escape with them, until he was gunned down.
Chopan was in affiliation to the Hizbul Mujahiden terrorist group. He was trying to escape the custody in a burqa. His body has been sent for an autopsy, and a magisterial inquiry will also be conducted in the matter. Chopan had been arrested by the Sopore Police, in relation to a case at the Awantipora Police Station. The grenade attack and Chopan’s death have come after two policemen were killed in different places in the Budgam district. The news was being reported for some time but there hadn’t been any confirmation from the police, until the tweet from SP Vaid.
A terrorist Mushtaq Ahmad Chopan died in grenade explosion when challenged by sentry while trying to escape from Police Station Tral .
— Shesh Paul Vaid (@spvaid) February 26, 2018