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Mob attacked CRPF men with stones in Srinagar: J-K govt

March 14, 2013 17:29 IST

Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday said the CRPF men rushing for blood donation to their injured colleagues came under attack by the group of stone pelters and opened fire in which one youth was killed.

"Men of 73 BN of CRPF were on way to SKIMS to donate blood for the CRPF personnel, who had been injured in the Bemina attack earlier in the day," Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Mir Saifullah informed the Legislative Assembly.

"They were reportedly attacked by an alleged group of stone pelters at Saidpora Eidgah, Srinagar, the minister said.

The CRPF men retaliated and opened the fire in which 35-year-old Altaf Ahmad Mir was killed, he said.

Minister of State for Home Sajad Kichloo, while intervening, informed the house that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand are in Srinagar and reviewing the situation and hoped they would take an appropriate decision regarding Saidpora incident soon.

Members cutting across party affiliations condemned the killing of five CRPF jawans in a suicide attack at Bemina and killing of a youth allegedly by CRPF at Saidpora on Wednesday in Srinagar.

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