Amid criticisms for not attending a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) ceremony held in honour of its five jawans who were killed in a terrorist attack in the state on Wednesday, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday paid homage to the martyrs at Srinagar airport.
Triggering a controversy, no state government official or Abdullah attended the ceremony for the five jawans.
CRPF men were reportedly upset over the matter.
A jawan told media: "Where is the Chief Minister? At least he should have attended the ceremony."
Five CRPF jawans were killed and seven others were injured as militants stormed into a camp of the forces in Srinagar´s Benima area on Wednesday morning.
The two militants, who were dressed in cricket uniforms, were killed.
The militants threw grenades and fired indiscriminately after attacking the camp.