CRPF man injured in militant attack in Chanapora
‘Wanted’ militant arrested in Jammu
Srinagar: Militants on Saturday opened fire at a CRPF party in Srinagar’s Chanapora/Nowgam area, injuring a constable, an official of the paramilitary force said.
Militants opened fire at the road opening party (ROP) of the CRPF’s 29th battalion at Chanapora locality here, CRPF PRO O P Tiwari said.
He said Constable Manoj Kumar Yadav was injured in the foot during the attack.
The injured constable has been taken to a hospital. The area has been cordoned off and a search has been launched to nab the attackers, he said.
Further details are being ascertained, Tiwari said.
Meanwhile, a “most-wanted” militant and “self-styled commander” of Lashkar-e-Mustafa, believed to be a frontal organisation of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit, was arrested on Saturday after police intercepted a car on the outskirts of Jammu city, officials said.
A pistol and a grenade was seized from the possession of Hidayatullah Malik, an ‘A’ category militant from Shopian district, officials said, adding that he is being interrogated.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Jammu, Shridhar Patil said a private vehicle was intercepted by police at Kunjwani bypass on a specific information leading to the arrest.
He said the militant attacked the police officer leading the party in an attempt to escape but was overpowered.
“He is being questioned,” the officer said, adding more details would be shared as the investigation progresses.
Police are searching for another associate of Malik who allegedly travelled with him from Kashmir to Jammu, officials said.