Srinagar Attack: Police Version

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday issued the following statement regarding HMT attack saying that today at about 1315hrs Srinagar police received information about a crime incident at Sharifabad HMT area of Srinagar where militants had fired upon Army ROP party.

Police personnel stand guard near a spot of a militant attack in which two soldiers were killed at HMT Srinagar on Thursday, November 26, 2020.

A police spokesman in a statement said that preliminary investigation revealed that militants travelling in a Maruti car taking undue advantage of crowded place fired indiscriminately at army party resulting in injuries to two army jawans.

“The injured jawans were evacuated to hospital for treatment; however both of them succumbed to their injuries and were killed. They have been identified as Sepoy Ratan of 163 Battalion Territorial Army and Sepoy Deshmukh of 101 Battalion Territorial Army,” said the spokesman.

“The area of occurrence being very much crowded, army personnel exercised maximum restraint to avoid any civilian causalities and collateral damage,” he said.

IGP Kashmir along with senior police and army officers at the spot of an attack in which two army personnel were killed at HMT Srinagar on Thursday, November 26, 2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

“Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. The investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this crime,” said a police spokesman.

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