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Jawahar Tunnel avalanche: Three policemen buried under snow rescued so far

An official said that strong winds and snow were hampering the rescue operation launched to rescue the ten missing persons which included six policemen, two fire service personnel and two prisoners.

Three policemen have so far been rescued from the site of an avalanche that buried a police post near Jawahar Tunnel last evening, official said on Friday.

Two among the trio were identified as Gulzar Ahmad and Ghulam Nabi.

Earlier police said on Twitter: “Rescue mission is on at JT #Kulgam.Two persons have been evacuated so far.”

An official said that strong winds and snow were hampering the rescue operation launched to rescue the ten missing persons which included six policemen, two fire service personnel and two prisoners.

He said that the searches are on to rescue the remaining trapped persons.

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah Friday said he would like to see how those aligned with the BJP would explain reports that the Defence Ministry had protested over the mechanism being adopted by the PMO for the Rafale deal.

Source: Greater Kashmir

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