Four police personnel deployed on security duty at the residence of a Congress legislator in Srinagar were on Monday dismissed from service after four AK-47 rifles were looted on Sunday from their guard post by terrorists.

A police spokesman said that all four policemen posted as Personal Security Officers with Mohammed Muzzafar Parray, MLC, have been dismissed from service on charges of dereliction of duty and unauthorised absence.

The policemen had reportedly stacked the rifles in the guard room and had gone out when the terrorists looted these sophisticated weapons.

Terrorists have been looting rifles of policemen as the Pakistan based terror outfits have stopped providing arms and ammunition to the fresh recruits in the terrorist cadres.

The incident has come three months after 7 AK-47, an INSAS assault rifle, and a pistol was stolen by a PSO from the house of PDP legislator Aijaz Mir who is the next door neighbour of the Congress MLC from whose house four assault rifles were stolen on Sunday.