Updated: June 29, 2021 4:02:41 am
Three CRPF personnel, including a Deputy Superintendent and a Sub Inspector, were injured in a fierce gunfight in the outskirts of Srinagar city on Monday evening. A CRPF spokesman said that a militant was also killed but police sources said they are yet to recover any body from the site of the gunfight.
The gunbattle began after a joint team of the J&K Police and CRPF arrested a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander in Srinagar.
On Monday afternoon, a joint team of the police and CRPF arrested LeT commander Nadeem Akbar and his associate during checking of vehicles at Parimpora in Srinagar city. Police said it received specific intelligence inputs about the Lashkar commander’s movement.
Kashmir IGP Vijay Kumar termed the arrest a big success. Police said Akbar was involved in several militant attacks, including an attack on CRPF patrol at Lawaypora on the Srinagar-Baramulla national highway in which three CRPF personnel were killed.
Soon after the arrest, a joint team of the police, CRPF and Army launched a cordon and search at Maloora village, where militants opened indiscriminate fire and lobbed hand grenades while trying to break the security cordon.
The injured personnel have been shifted to hospital.
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