Terrorists gun down special police officer in Kashmir
Srinagar: A woman special police officer (SPO) was shot dead by terrorists at her home in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir Saturday, police said. The ultras shot SPO Khushboo Jan from close range at her home in Vehil in Shopian district Saturday afternoon, a police official said.
SPOs are engaged by the state police on fixed monthly remuneration to fight militancy in the state. They are neither imparted training to handle firearms nor are weapons issued to them. SPOs represent the lowest rung of police officials below the state constabulary that is adequately trained to handle weapons and are also issued service weapons.