Three security personnel injured in gunfire with militants
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 01, 2009, 18:36
  
Srinagar: Three security personnel including two soldiers were injured when militants opened fire on a joint search party of Rashtriya Rifles and police in Baramulla district of North Kashmir on Tuesday.

Acting on a tip off, Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group of local police launched a search operation at Sheikhpora village of Rafiabad, 65 kms from here, but were fired upon by the hiding militants, security officials said.

The joint team also retaliated and in the ensuing gunbattle two jawans of Rashtriya rifles and a policeman was injured.

Two of the injured were identified as sepoy Mahesh Koushal and constable Manzoor Qureshi and were shifted to Srinagar.

They said reinforcements have been rushed to the village and a massive hunt has been launched to nab the militants, who fled the scene after the initial exchange of fire.

Legislators condemn attack on securitymen

Members of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks carried out by militants in the city yesterday resulting in death of two CRPF personnel and injuries to 25 persons.

Raising the issue in the House as it met today, BJP member Chaman Lal Gupta said that the House should condemn the attacks on innocent people in the city yesterday by ultras.

Two CRPF personnel were killed and 25 others including five securitymen were injured in twin strikes carried out by militants in Lal Chowk and Batmaloo localities of the city yesterday.

Gupta said that the government should arrest the perpetrators and punish them as per the law adding that the CRPF and other security personnel are doing their duties here.

He also demanded that the government should grant compensation to the next of kin of the killed.

Gupta was supported by his party colleagues, National Panthers Party and other members in condemning the attack.

Harsh Dev Singh of NPP accused the government of not taking adequate security measures, which resulted in killing of two CRPF personnel.

Minister for public health engineering Taj Mohiuddin termed the incidents as "unfortunate" and said government will do whatever is possible to compensate the next of kins of the killed security personnel.

Bureau Report


First Published: Tuesday, September 01, 2009, 18:36


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