Stone pelters attack CRPF convoy in J-K

Last Updated: Thu, Jun 14, 2018 19:52 hrs
Stone pelting

Srinagar: Stones were pelted on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Banihal area on Thursday.

A group of men allegedly resorted to stone pelting after one of the CRPF buses allegedly hit a motorcycle.

In a separate incident, two motorcycle-borne assailants on Thursday snatched the service rifle of CRPF trooper in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district and fled, police said.

The incident occurred near Sadoora railway station when the bike-borne men attacked the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper with a stone, snatched his INSAS service rifle and escaped, a police officer said.

The rising incidents of stone pelting in the Valley have become a matter of concern for the state government.

Earlier on May 27, 19 CRPF personnel were injured after the vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road due to stones being pelted on it in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.

On May 7, R. Thirumani (22), a tourist from Chennai, died in the hospital after being injured in a stone pelting incident in Jammu and Kashmir's Narbal area.

Earlier, taking note of the matter, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called an all-party meeting and discussed measures to curb such incidents.