Six terrorists on Tuesday barged into Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ghulam Mohammad Chopan's house in Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir and snatched an AK 56 rifle from his personal security guard.
The terrorists overpowered constable Bashir Ahmed and also took away at least two magazines along with the rifle.
The incident took place in Panzan area of Chadoora in Budgam.
An alert has been sounded across the area and all entry and exit points leading to the village have been sealed. A case has been registered and massive search has been launched to nab the terrorists.
Authorities have also beefed up the security across Srinagar and south Kashmir.
Meanwhile, a local commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) was on Tuesday killed in a gunfight between terrorists and security forces in Kupwara in Kashmir. This is the seventh attack in Kashmir in less than a week and brings to the fore the sudden spike in militancy in the valley.
Last week, 8 CRPF jawans were killed and over 20 were injured in Pampore after terrorists ambushed a convoy bus.