2 CRPF cops die in mishap

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Apr 4: Two para-military CRPF men were killed and two other persons  injured after a speedy wanton of CRPF hit a motorcycle at Kokernag area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district today.
A vehicle of CRPF 164 Battalion collided with the bike at Hiller’s Kokernag resulting in injuries to three persons riding on bike and injuries to the driver of the vehicle.
All the injured were rushed to nearby hospital where two of the persons riding on the bike succumbed to injuries. The deceased CRPF men were in civvies and were both locals.
They have been identified as Riyaz Ahmed Wani of Verinag and Nissar Ahmed Wani of Kokernag. The two injured have been identified as Roop Singh (driver of Wanton) and policeman Rayees Qamar (pillion rider).
Roop Singh, the driver of the CRPF vehicle was shifted to 92 base hospital Srinagar for specialized treatment.
Police said: “Today at about 1850 hrs while the troops were being de-inducted from Hiller Kokernag area, one CRPF vehicle  of 164 Bn F coy met with an accident as the driver lost control of the vehicle and the vehicle turned turtle.
In the said incident two CRPF Jawans lost their lives and were identified as HC Nisar Wani, resident of Verinag and constable Riyaz resident of Kokernag.
Further more, one constable was also injured who has been shifted to hospital for treatment. We pay tribute to both the officials who lost their lives in the incident. In this matter a case has been registered, police said.


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