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.