Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Apr. 13 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh 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 assured action against the perpetrators.
This is a very unfortunate incident. There will be stern action against perpetrators. It's noteworthy how jawans were patient. Our security forces are disciplined. Such incidents aren't acceptable at all. Action will be taken," Singh said.
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. (ANI)