CRPF DG visits Pulwama camp

TNN Bureau. Updated: 1/4/2018 2:15:36 AM

SRINAGAR: Three days after three Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists carried out the barbaric pre-dawn attack killing five paramilitary personnel, the Lethpora CRPF camp in Pulwama district was visited by CRPF Director-General Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar. Bhatnagar was briefed on the counter operation launched by the troopers following the attack, a CRPF spokesman said. "The DG took stock of the buildings and the incident site. He was briefed about the sequence of events and how all the three terrorists were neutralised and what roles were played by different (security) teams," he said.
Bhatnagar praised the bravery of the officers and the jawans who participated in the operation, the spokesman said, adding that the DG assured "best possible care" to the family of the soldiers who died in the attack.
He honoured them with the DG's Commendation Disc and Certificate. Cash rewards were also given to the jawans, the spokesman said.
Five CRPF personnel were killed and three injured when heavily-armed militants had attacked the Lethpora camp. The operation lasted for nearly 36 hours and ended last evening with the recovery of the body of the third militant.
Meanwhile, Northern Army Commander Lt General D Anbu today reviewed the security situation and operational preparedness in forward areas of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district and asked the troops to be vigilant, an Army official said.
He has visited several areas of the Valley, especially those close to the Line of Control, over the past three days.
"(Today) the Army Commander interacted with the troops on the ground and exhorted them to be vigilant against the nefarious designs of inimical elements," the official said.
Lt General Anbu complimented the "high standards of professionalism of the soldiers", he said.
He visited the forward posts, where he was briefed on the counter-infiltration grid and operational preparedness of the formations for the coming months, the official said.
He also visited the hinterland formations at Sharifabad and Awantipora, where he was given a first-hand account of the ground situation.

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