25th January 2022 – Just a day before the Republic day, a grenade blast has injured three civilians and a cop in Srinagar city.
The visuals from ANI news agency revealed glass pieces shattering in Srinagar’s Hari Nagar High Street.
As per reports, it is said that militants had targeted the security forces. They had lobbed a grenade towards a joint team of CRPF and police.
But the grenade missed its target, and exploded among a civilian population. Among the injured, were a police inspector, Tanveer Ahmad, and three pedestrians, a woman identified as Asmat, and a couple, Muhammad Shafi Bhat, and his wife Tanveera.
All injured persons were shifted to a nearby hospital, and their conditions were monitored. It has been said that the woman identified as Asmat, has sustained injuries in legs and is being treated. A statement regarding the injured police officer is awaited.
Meanwhile, the entire area has been cordoned off to nab the militants, and that a case has been registered and further investigations were taking place.
The Border Security Force IG DK Boora on Monday had said, “During this period, almost every time, there is stress on the security situation along the border. But we are here to meet all the challenges and preempt the nefarious designs of anti-national elements. We have got some inputs from the intelligence department. But we are very alert on and along the border including LC. We have heightened our vigil on the border. A maximum number of troops and officers are present on the border.”
He added that, “the forces are extensively carrying out operations including the anti-drone exercises, and will do everything to ensure the safety of the people.”
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