SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday issued the following statement regarding the Lawaypora attack saying that at about 1545hrs, militants attacked upon a CRPF vehicle at Lawaypora on National Highway Srinagar.
A police spokesman said that senior police and CAPF officers immediately reached at the terror crime spot to evacuate the injured and to ascertain the facts and circumstances leading to said attack.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that militants had fired indiscriminately upon a CRPF vehicle of 73Bn at Lawaypora on National Highway in which 04 CRPF personnel received bullet injuries,” said the spokesman.
“All the injured personnel were immediately evacuated to hospital for the treatment of their injuries. However, two of the injured namely SI Manga Ram Dev Barman & Ct Ashok Kumar succumbed to their injuries,” he said.
“IGP Kashmir and all ranks of Kashmir Zone Police pay rich tributes to SI/GD Manga Ram Devbarman & CT/Driver Ashok Kumar of 73Bn CRPF, who made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. We stand by their families at this critical juncture,” he added.
“Preliminary investigations indicate that this attack was planned & carried out by the militants affiliated with proscribed outfit LeT,” he further added.
“Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. The investigation is vigorously going on and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this crime besides identifying the militants involved in the crime. The area has been cordoned and search in the area is going on to nab the militants,” said the spokesman.