CRPF constable killed, policeman critically injured in ongoing firefight in Kashmir capital

According to the CRPF’s PRO, Rajesh Yadav, one constable has succumbed to his injuries at the site of firefight.

GK Web Desk
Srinagar, Publish Date: Feb 12 2018 12:12PM | Updated Date: Feb 12 2018 3:35PM
CRPF constable killed, policeman critically injured in ongoing firefight in Kashmir capitalForces take position during a gunfight in Srinagar on Monday. Habib Naqash/GK

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) constable was killed and a policeman critically injured in an ongoing firefight in Karan Nagar area of Srinagar on Monday, said an official.

According to the CRPF’s PRO, Rajesh Yadav, one constable has succumbed to his injuries at the site of firefight.

“In the wee hours, a sentry of 23 battalion stationed at Karanagar noticed a suspicious movement. He challenged the suspects. They ran into the nearby building behind National School,” said Yadav.

Yadav said that the building where militants have taken shelter is a huge structure.

The deceased constable was identified as Mujahid Khan of 49 Bn.

CRPF’s 23 battalion and Director General’s office are situated close to each other at Karan Nagar.