CRPF officer, trooper killed in militant attack
Srinagar: Two CRPF personnel were killed and two jawans sustained injuries in a militant attack in Lawaypora on the outskirts of Srinagar on Thursday, police said.
The militants opened fire on the CRPF personnel in Lawaypora in the Parimpora police station area in the outskirts of Srinagar city, a police official said.
Four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured in the attack and were rushed to a nearby private hospital, where a sub-inspector was declared dead on arrival, the official said.
He said the injured personnel were moved to a military hospital here, where a constable succumbed to injuries.
The deceased have been identified as sub-inspector Manga Ram Dev Barman and constable Ashok Kumar. The injured are constables Nazim Ali and Jaganath Ray.
The area, which has witnessed several attacks on security forces and encounters with militants in recent years, has been cordoned off, the official said.
Meanwhile, police said that preliminary investigations indicate that the attack was planned and carried out by the (militants) affiliated with LeT.”
“Investigation is vigorously going on and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this (incident) besides identifying the (militants) involved in (it).”
DIG operations CRPF Kishor Prasad told reporters that it was hit and run attack as militants “do not have courage to come face to face”. “Very soon they will be either arrested or killed.”
He said that three to four militants carried out the attack by firing in front of the mobile patrol vehicle and on left side of it.
Sources said that militants decamped with an AK-47 rifle from the CRPF men during the attack.
Police in a tweet said that Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar and all ranks of police pay tributes to the duo and stand with their families at “this critical juncture”.