Farooq Abdullah condemns 'unfortunate' incident of CRPF personnel being roughed up

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Apr. 13 (ANI): National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Thursday dubbed as 'unfortunate' the incident in which a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel was roughed up by a youth in Srinagar and lauded him for not losing his calm.

"I think it is unfortunate. It is tragic and it should not have happened. I am grateful to that CRPF man, who did not react, kept his calm and that was a very good thing otherwise the situation would have been more nasty," Abdullah told the media here.

The video features a CRPF personnel using immense restraint even when he is attacked by the youth.

The video shows the jawan walking when suddenly a local attacks him. The impact of the attack makes the jawan's helmet roll down the road. This caused him some injuries.

In wake of the prevailing tension in the Kashmir Valley, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday deferred the Anantnag by-polls till May 25. Earlier, it was scheduled to be held on April 12.

A school designated as polling station for Anantnag by-polls was set on fire in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. A Panchayat Ghar was also set ablaze in Pulwama district.

The Srinagar parliamentary constituency witnessed lowest voter turnout for the by-polls in the wake of the clashes.

2.02 percent voting was recorded in Budgam where re-polling took place for Srinagar Lok Sabha by-poll at 38 polling stations. (ANI)