Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday visited the family of Jammu and Kashmir Police officer Parvaiz Ahmad who was killed by terrorists in June this year in Nowgam area of the city.
Mr Shah, who arrived in Srinagar on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, drove straight to Nowgam from the airport.
"The home minister visited the house of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Inspector Parvaiz, who was killed by terrorists," a home ministry official said.
Officials said Mr Shah offered his condolences to the family of the police officer.
He also gave documents of appointment to a government job to the police officer's widow, Fatima Akhtar, on compassionate grounds.
In a tweet later, Mr Shah said, "Today visited the family of martyr Parvaiz Ahmad Dar and paid tributes to him. I and the nation are proud of his bravery. Jammu and Kashmir Police is making all efforts to realise the vision of PM Modi for a new JK."
.@JmuKmrPolice के शहीद जवान परवेज अहमद दार के घर जाकर उन्हें श्रद्धांजलि दी। मुझे व पूरे देश को उनकी बहादुरी पर गर्व है। उनके परिजनों से भेंट की और उनकी पत्नी को सरकारी नौकरी दी।- Amit Shah (@AmitShah) October 23, 2021
मोदी जी ने जो नए J&K की कल्पना की है, उसको साकार करने के लिए J&K पुलिस पूरी तन्मयता से प्रयासरत है। pic.twitter.com/Krv6CNfdJu
Mr Ahmad was shot dead by terrorists near his house in Nowgam when he was returning home after offering evening prayers on June 22.
The home minister was accompanied by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Union Minister Jitendra Singh and Director General of Police Dilbag Singh.
This is Shah's first visit to Kashmir since the scrapping of Article 370 and bifurcation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019.