Pampore: Did Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) ignored specific intelligence input from Jammu and Kashmir Police? And, is this what led to Pampore terror attack?
Reportedly, CRPF ignored input from the Jammu and Kashmir Police that terrorists were preparing for an ambush along the Avantipur and Srinagar Highway, according to a report in CNN-News18.Avantipur and Srinagar Highway, according to a report in CNN-News18.
The state police department had alerted the CRPF about an imminent terror attack around 7 am but no security measures were taken, which caused heavy casualties, the report added.
Moreover, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday expressed doubt if the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) was followed properly by the bus-borne CRPF personnel at Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir who were attacked by terrorists leading to eight jawans being killed.
He said he "doubted if the SOP was followed properly" while noting that the clear picture will emerge after the inquiry.
"We will only get to know the exact reason after the inquiry," Parrikar said.
The minister termed the killing of CRPF personnel at Pampore as an act of "frustration" on part of Pakistani terrorists several of whom were killed by Indian forces in past one year.
Eight Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and 21 others wounded when terrorists rained bullets on the bus carrying them in Pulwama district on Saturday.