J&K: top cop to conduct inquiry into suicide attack on CRPF camp

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  • Updated: Mar 14, 2013 11:14 IST
  • CRPF personnel carry away a fallen comrade on a stretcher. AFP/Tauseef Mustafa

  • A CRPF jawan takes position with a Bren light machine gun outside the school. AFP/Tauseef Mustafa

  • Police and CRPF secure the area after the gun battle. AP/Dar Yasin

  • Policemen move the body of an alleged militant following the attack. AFP/Tauseef Mustafa

  • A soldier looks on outside a school after the attack. AFP/Tauseef Mustafa

  • Soldiers gesture as their injured colleague lie on the ground. Reuters/Danish Ismail

  • Central Reserve Police Force personnel walk on a road outside a school after the attack. AFP/Tauseef Mustafa

  • CRPF personnel carry their injured colleague to a hospital. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

  • Search operation in Bemina area in Srinagar where firing on suspected militants took place. Five policemen have been killed. Picture courtesy: ANI

  • TV grab of the scene of attack at the CRPF camp in Srinagar.

Jammu and Kashmir government has asked state Director General of Police Ashok Prasad to conduct a detailed inquiry into the suicide attack on a CRPF camp and killing of a youth in alleged firing by security forces on Wednesday.

"The DGP, who is camping in Srinagar, will be making a detailed inquiry into the happenings," an official spokesman said after a high-level meeting chaired by chief minister Omar Abdullah late WEdnesday night.

Five jawans of 73 battalion CRPF were killed and 10 other persons including four civilians were injured in a suicide attack by two militants on their camp in Bemina area of the city on Wednesday.

The two assailants were shot dead in retaliatory action by the security forces.

A man was shot dead allegedly by a unit of the 73 battalion of CRPF at Zoonimar on Wednesday when they were attacked with stones by some youth while returning from a hospital.

The spokesman said the state government has strongly condemned the terrorist attack at Bemina.

"The chief minister in the Unified headquarters meeting last evening condoled the death of CRPF jawans and conveyed the sympathies of the govt to the DGP CRPF," he said.

The spokesman said the government has also taken note of the incident at Zoonimar in which a civilian, Altaf Ahmad Wani -- who was a worker of ruling National Conference -- died.

The chief minister said that violence has no place in a civilised society and advised all the agencies to exercise maximum restraint in dealing with the current situation.

Curfew has been imposed in Srinagar district as protests broke out on Wednesday following Wani's death.


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