State Director General of Police Ashok Prasad has been asked by the Jammu and Kashmir government to conduct a detailed inquiry into the suicide attack on a CRPF camp and killing of a youth in alleged firing by security forces.
“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 last 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.
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 yesterday 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 yesterday following Wani’s death.