CRPF and police officers on Thursday bid a tearful adieu to their colleagues who were killed in a militant attack on a security forces camp in Bemina area of the city.
Director General of CRPF Pranay Sahay and DGP of Jammu and Kashmir Police Ashok Prasad led the officers and jawans of the two forces in paying floral tributes to the five CRPF personnel who were killed in the firing on Wednesday.
Sahay and Prasad laid floral wreaths on the coffins of the jawans before they were flown to their respective native places. Those killed in the militant attack are Assistant Sub-Inspector A B Singh, constables Om Prakash, L Parmol, Subhash and Satish Shah.
Meanwhile, IG CRPF, Kashmir, VS Yadav dismissed suggestions that the CRPF men were unarmed when the attack took place.
"We have a standard operating procedure and that was followed. One-third of the jawans of the concerned (CRPF) company were armed, one third were carrying the riot gear and one-third had lathis," Yadav said.