J&K:ASI CRPF dies in militant attack in Pulwama

An Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) died in a militant attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

Police said militants fired upon a joint party of security forces at a Checkpoint at Gangoo Crossing from a nearby Apple orchard injuring an ASI of CRPF. The injured officer was shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment where he succumbed.

The officer has been identified as Vinod Kumar of 182 Bn.

The area has been cordoned off and a massive search operation is in progress.

“Terrorists fired upon Naka party at Gangoo Crossing Pulwama from nearby Apple orchard. In this terror incident one CRPF personnel ASI Vinod Kumar got seriously injured. He was shifted to a hospital for treatment where he attained #martyrdom. Area cordoned off. Search in progress”, J&K Police tweets.

The attack comes at a time when security has been beefed up across the Kashmir valley in the wake of ongoing Amarnath Yatra. Agencies