“Will take revenge soon”: IG CRPF on killing of 3 troopers in Sopore

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Srinagar: Inspector General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Rajesh Yadav, on Sunday said that all the government’s security agencies are working to find out leads about the group responsible for the Saturday’s attack that left three CRPF troppers dead in Sopore, north Kashmir. And a revenge will be taken soon, he said.

Talking to media persons on the side-lines of wreath laying ceremony at Humhama, Srinagar, the IG CRPF Kashmir for operations said that the CRPF has been enforcing strict lockdown across Kashmir and yesterday, CRPF men of 179 battalion were on ground to the same job.

“Lockdown is being enforced across Kashmir and our boys are busy in that besides fighting militancy. Yesterday, I along with the IGP Kashmir [Vijay Kumar] went to the site of incident at Sopore,” he said.

He added that the agencies are working on some leads about those behind the attack jointly, and “very soon revenge will be taken.” “Those responsible for the attack will be taken to task soon,” the IG said.

The IG also added that in the recent days, many successful operations were conducted including one at Pulwama and Shopian as well. On enforcing lockdown and anti-militancy operation simeltenously, the IG said, “These are our responsibilities and we are capable of dealing with our all responsibilities professionally.”

He said the militancy has been going on in Kashmir for the past thirty years and all the agencies, including CRPF, are dealing with it professionally.

Earlier on Saturday, militants had attacked 179 battalion of CRPF at Ahadbab crossing in Sopore, north Kashmir — leaving three CRPF men including a Head Constable and two constables dead while two others, including a Head Constable and a constable/driver, injured. The injured duo is being treated at the 92-base hospital Srinagar, where there condition is stated as stable. (KNO)

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