SRINAGAR: The wreath-laying event of the two paramilitary men who were killed a day before in Lawaypora militant attack was held in Humhama Budgam on Friday.
The event was held at Special Training Camp in Humhama area of Budgam. Besides IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, IG CRPF Charu Sinha several top police and CRPF officers were present on the occasion.
On March 26, 2021, two paramilitary troopers were killed and two were injured after militants attacked CRPF at Lawaypora area in central Kashmir’s Srinagar district.
The CRPF men who lost their lives in the attack were identified as SI/GD Manga Ram Devbarman and CT/Driver Ashok Kumar of 73Bn CRPF.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the wreath-laying ceremony of two slain CRPF men at RTC Humhama here, the IGP said that Srinagar police and Bandipora police worked tirelessly soon after the attack and identified the three men who took part in the Lawaypora attack.
“Two OGWs who were identified as Muzaffar Ahmed Mir and Javaid Ahmed Sheikh provided logistic support to one Lashkar militant Nadeem Abrar Bhat alias Abu Brar, a resident of Narbal, Budgam. Nadeem is a close relative of OGW Muzaffar,” the IGP said. He said that the trio had conducted a recee of the area on March 24 after which they chose the target on Thursday afternoon.
The IGP said that acting on a lead, police arrested Javaid Sheikh first along with the Maruti car bearing number HR 10 Q-6583 in which some empty cartridges were also recovered. “After his questioning and interrogation, we also arrested Muzaffar. Raids were conducted on two hideouts, but LeT militant Nadeem and two foreign militants had fled after coming to know about the arrest of Muzaffar and Javaid,” the IGP said.
He said both the arrested OGWs have confessed to the crime. Asked whether any weapon was missing from the incident spot, the IGP said: “Yes, one weapon is missing.” He, however, said that the police are working on leads and very soon the remaining attackers that include Let militant Nadeem and two foreigners will either be arrested or killed in the encounter.