Srinagar: A purported CCTV footage of a militant attack in Srinagar’s city centre shows a CRPF trooper was shot from close range by a young man with a pistol.
Two CRPF personnel were fired at in Maisuma area of Srinagar on Monday afternoon, resulting in critical gunshot injuries to both. While Head constable Vishal Kumar lost his life, another is being treated at the Army Hospital in Srinagar.
The one minute footage that is viral on social media shows that apparently two militants were involved in the attack.
The footage shows one of the CRPF troopers chasing one of the militants while another opens fire from point blank range.
Soon after the firing, another CRPF jawan can also be seen meters away from the spot taking position.
After the attack, police said that security forces exercised maximum restraint in view of the presence of a large number of people.