Srinagar: An Assistant Sub Inspector of paramilitary CRPF was killed in a militant attack in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday.
“Today at about 1415hrs, (militants) fired upon a joint naka party at Gangoo crossing area of Pulwama in which one CRPF personnel was killed,” a police official said. Senior police officers alongwith reinforcement reached on the spot, he said.
Preliminary investigation reveals that militants, taking advantage of nearby apple orchards fired indiscriminately upon a joint naka party near Gangoo crossing area of Pulwama, he said.
In this incident, one CRPF personnel namely ASI/GD Vinod Kumar was critically injured and was immediately shifted to nearby hospital for the treatment of his injuries where however he succumbed to his injuries, he said
Police has registered a case under relevant sections of law and initiated investigation, he said. “Officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of the case,” he said, adding, “The whole area including orchards had been cordoned off with the help of reinforcement and search operation is in progress.”