Jammu Kashmir

Priority was to evacuate child during terrorist attack, says SHO Sopore

ANI | July 01, 2020 02:46 PM
Azim Khan, SHO Sopore speaking to media on Wednesday. (Photo/ANI)

Sopore (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 1 (ANI): It was the police's priority to evacuate the child during the terrorist attack and it was very challenging as terrorists were firing upon policemen, said Azim Khan, SHO Sopore on Wednesday.

"When we reached the site, what we saw was disturbing. Our priority was to evacuate the child. It was very challenging as terrorists were firing upon us. The child was going to Handwara with his grandfather," Khan said while speaking to media.

The police rescued 3-year-old child during the attack.

Earlier in the day, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan and a civilian lost their lives after terrorists fired upon a CRPF patrolling party in Sopore.

Two of the injured CRPF jawans are known to be in critical condition. Three CRPF personnel were also injured in the attack, CRPF added.

According to the CRPF, at around 7:30 am today, 179 Battalion of CRPF reached Model Town Chowk Sopore for naka/patrolling duties.

As the troops were de-bussing from the vehicles to occupy their respective spots of deployment, terrorists hiding in the attic of a nearby mosque started firing indiscriminately on the troops, in which CRPF jawans constable Bhoya Rajesh, Head Constable Deep Chand Verma, Nilesh Chawde and Constable Deepak Patil got injured. Later Deep Chand succumbed to his injuries.

Explaining the circumstances, a senior CRPF official told ANI that when terrorists fired at the CRPF party, two vehicles immediately moved in and took positions facing the terrorists who were firing from a height using floors of the mosque.

"CRPF troops after taking positions saw a civilian vehicle coming in the range of terrorists firing. The deceased came out from his vehicle and tried to hide, taking cover of his vehicle. But, the terrorists who were in front of him fired at security forces and the deceased was caught in the firing of terrorists," the official said.

"Later, a child who was deceased's relative sat on his body and was rescued by security forces. In a picture also, it is evident that the security force personnel signalling the child to come close to him and the jawan has faced his weapon in front as the fire was coming from the mosque," he said. (ANI)

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
MP Santokh Chaudhary takes stock of ration distribution in Jalandhar and Kartarpur
MP Santokh Chaudhary takes stock of ration distribution in Jalandhar and Kartarpur
Punjab CM orders night curfew from tomorrow in Ludhiana, Jalandhar & Patiala to check Covid spread
Punjab CM orders night curfew from tomorrow in Ludhiana, Jalandhar & Patiala to check Covid spread
Punjab government transfers 18 IPS & PPS officer (See list attached)
Punjab government transfers 18 IPS & PPS officer (See list attached)
On DC directives, DBEE teams meet industrialists at their doorsteps
On DC directives, DBEE teams meet industrialists at their doorsteps
Rural Government Schools to be revamped under MG-NREGA
Rural Government Schools to be revamped under MG-NREGA
Punjab CM announces to enhance compensation to victim families of hooch tragedy to Rs. 5 lakh
Punjab CM announces to enhance compensation to victim families of hooch tragedy to Rs. 5 lakh
Forest department to provide online approvals for different projects
Forest department to provide online approvals for different projects
Punjab opens new avenues for job seekers, integrates Ghar Ghar Rozgar portal with GoI portal NCs
Punjab opens new avenues for job seekers, integrates Ghar Ghar Rozgar portal with GoI portal NCs
Punjab Cabinet paves way for distriution of 1.73 lakh smart phones for Class XII Govt school students by November
Punjab Cabinet paves way for distriution of 1.73 lakh smart phones for Class XII Govt school students by November
A Sikh Congress leader Sardar Buta Singh had mooted the idea of Hindus claiming the ownership of disputed land which paved way for construction of temple at Ayodhya
A Sikh Congress leader Sardar Buta Singh had mooted the idea of Hindus claiming the ownership of disputed land which paved way for construction of temple at Ayodhya
Lupin launches Favipiravir in India for COVID treatment at Rs 49 per tablet
Lupin launches Favipiravir in India for COVID treatment at Rs 49 per tablet
Canal department Patwari of Hari Ke village of Muktsar, Ziledar of Kotkapura nabbed red handed by vigilance bureau unit Muktsar accepting Rs 13000 red handed
Canal department Patwari of Hari Ke village of Muktsar, Ziledar of Kotkapura nabbed red handed by vigilance bureau unit Muktsar accepting Rs 13000 red handed