Rajnath Singh expresses pain over killing of CRPF officer in Kashmir; orders evacuation of wounded

Saluting the CRPF officer for his valour and supreme sacrifice, the Home Minister said Kumar served the nation till his last breath.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: August 15, 2016 8:02 pm
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Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday voiced deep pain over the death of a CRPF commanding officer in attack by militants in Jammu and Kashmir and ordered shifting the injured to Delhi by air ambulance for treatment.

“CRPF commanding officer Promod Kumar fought valiantly when attacked by terrorists in Srinagar today. I am deeply pained at his death,” he said in a statement.

Saluting the CRPF officer for his valour and supreme sacrifice, the Home Minister said Kumar served the nation till his last breath. “I offer my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family,” he said.

The Home Minister also asked Director General of CRPF K Durga Prasad to evacuate those injured in the incident by air ambulance to Delhi for better treatment. “I also pray for the speedy recovery of the injured CRPF jawans,” he said.

As the nation was celebrating its 70th Independence Day, militants attacked security personnel at Nowhatta in downtown Srinagar, killing the CRPF officer and injuring nine other personnel. Two militants were also killed in retaliatory fire.

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  1. K
    Kaliyug
    Aug 15, 2016 at 2:46 pm
    If rajnath really feels the pain then he should find twenty terrorists languishing in Indian jails and hang them. Every Indian soldier's death should follow with terrorists in jail being hanged. Merely words of comfort or sorrow is all crocodile tears and no action.
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    J.Ramakrishna
    Aug 15, 2016 at 4:34 pm
    To maintain law and order in Kashmir CRPF always stood first. I think to tackle terrorism and terrorists in Kashmir more strict hand is required and hope India will correct its approach now atleast
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  3. S
    s s nair
    Aug 15, 2016 at 2:39 pm
    How much pain you had while flogging Dalits?
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