Wreath-laying ceremony held in Srinagar to honour slain BSF jawans

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Aug 09, 2016 12:48 IST
Wreath-laying ceremony of the three BSF jawans killed in an encounter along the LoC was held in Srinagar on Tuesday. (AP File Photo/Representative image)

A wreath-laying ceremony for the three BSF jawans killed in an encounter along the LoC a day earlier was held in Srinagar on Tuesday afternoon.

Top BSF officials attended the event and paid their tributes as chief minister Mehbooba Mufti did not attend the ceremony.

Three BSF personnel and a militant were killed on Monday in an operation in north Kashmir along the Line of Control in Kashmir.

Security forces – the BSF and the army – had an encounter with militant in Macchil sector in Kupwara district. One militant and two BSF jawans were killed in the initial firefight between the two sides, while an injured BSF jawan later succumbed to injuries.

The slain BSF personnel were identified as sub inspector Mohinder Yadav, head constable CP Singh and constable Baban Saha.

The bodies will be flown to the jawans’ native places after the ceremony.

Meanwhile, curfew and restrictions continued to paralyse civil life in Kashmir for the 32nd day.

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