Amit Shah starts his day by meeting slain cop Arshad Khan's family in Kashmir

Aasif Suhaf, Srinagar, June 27: Union Home Minister Amit Shah started his day by meeting slain cop Arshad Khan's family in Kashmir who died fighting militants in Anantnag.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived at the residence of martyred J&K Police SHO Arshad Khan at Srinagar, accompanied by Home Secretary and other senior officials. Home Minister spent around 20 minutes with the family of martyred SHO at their residence.

Arshad Khan was seriously injured in a militant attack on June 12 at Anantnag and later succumbed at AIIMS Delhi.

The 40-year-old SHO was injured while carrying out a stand-off counter-attack on the terrorists at KP road in Anantnag at about 4:50 pm on June 12.

He was rushed to a local hospital and then shifted to AIIMS in Delhi where he succumbed to his injuries during treatment. Five other personnel too died in the Anantnag attack. Five CRPF personnel attained martyrdom and three others were injured in the attack.

A picture of Srinagar SSP Dr M Haseeb Mughal carrying Khan's son in his lap during his wreath-laying ceremony had gone viral on social media platforms.

Arshad Khan's sonAmit Shah is on a two-day official visit to the state first time after assuming the office.On Wednesday, he conducted a review meeting of the security arrangements for Amarnath Yatra and directed all security agencies to take all preventive steps to ensure a violence-free Yatra.