March 2021 News

Two CRPF Personnel Killed, Two Injured In Srinagar Militant Attack

25 March 2021

Srinagar: Two CRPF personnel were killed and two others injured in a militant attack in Lawaypora of Srinagar. Reports said that militants attacked the road opening party which resulted in bullet injuries to four CRPF personnel. ' Later two of the CRPF personnel succumbed to their injuries in army hospital Badami Bagh Srinagar. They have been identified as SI Manga Ram Dev Barman & Ct Ashok Kumar of 73Bn CRPF. Kashmir police in a tweet said, 'IGP Kashmir and all ranks of Kashmir Zone Police pay rich *tributes to martyr SI-GD Manga Ram Dev Barman & Ct Ashok Kumar of 73Bn CRPF who made supreme *sacrifice in the line of duty at Lawaypora *Srinagar. We stand by their families at this critical juncture. @JmuKmrPolice'. In a statement, the J&K Police said, 'Preliminary investigation has revealed that the terrorists fired indiscriminately on a CRPF vehicle at Lawaypora on the national highway, in which four CRPF personnel received bullet injuries.' The injured security personnel were rushed to a nearby private hospital, where a sub-inspector was declared dead on arrival. The statement said later the remaining injured personnel were taken to a military hospital here, where a constable succumbed to his injuries. The deceased have been identified as Sub-Inspector Manga Ram Dev Barman of Tripura and Constable Ashok Kumar of Himachal Pradesh. 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, had been cordoned off, police officials said.