Chief Minister pays homage to slain CRPF Commandant

Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti this afternoon visited the CRPF Training Centre at Humhama where she laid floral wreath on the coffin of Pramod Kumar, Commandant, 49th Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

Director General of Police, Mr K Rajendra Kumar and senior officers of CRPF were present during wreath-laying.

CRPF Commandant Pramod Kumar was killed and several paramilitary personnel were injured after militants hurled a grenade and opened fire at a security patrol in old city area of Nowhatta earlier today.

The Chief Minister while expressing solidarity with the family of the slain CRPF officer, prayed for the peace to the departed soul.

Strongly condemning the latest incidents of militant violence in the State, the Chief Minister said that in a similar dastardly incident the militants killed a cop and a civilian in Kulgam area the other day. She said by indulging in such violent activities the militants are making desperate attempts to once again trigger bloodshed in Kashmir and subvert the peace efforts.

The Chief Minister called for isolating the elements indulging in violence which has only brought miseries for the people in Jammu and Kashmir.

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