Jammu, In a concerning security incident, a man identified as Muhammad Rafi has absconded with an AK-47 rifle from a Special Police Officer (SPO) in Doda district, prompting Indian forces to initiate a manhunt.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the event occurred on Tuesday evening in the Town area of the district. Rafi, traveling with the SPO from Bhella to his village, seized the opportunity to escape with the weapon when the officer stepped out to purchase essentials. The vehicle used during the incident was later discovered abandoned in the Jagota area of Bhalla, with neither Rafi nor the rifle found.

The search operation to locate Rafi and retrieve the stolen rifle is ongoing, with local authorities, including the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Doda, Javed Iqbal, confirming the details of the incident.

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