Jammu and Kashmir police said that unknown persons on Wednesday snatched a rifle from a policeman at the Kashmir University in Hazratbal, Srinagar.
Reports said that some unknown persons overpowered a policeman posted at the Rumi Gate of the varsity and fled with his rifle.
“Area being searched. Suspects are being identified,” police said.
More than 150 rifles have been snatched by suspected or would-be militants since last three years in Kashmir Valley.
A media report in January said that 251 weapons, including 35 AK rifles, 44 insaas rifles, 43 SLRs, five 303 rifles, 12 pistols, two UMGs, one LMG, one each AR-41 rifle, PIKA gun and gas gun and 102 tear shell grenades were snatched during the last three years.