Rajnath assures to solve CRPF issue soon

New Delhi [India], Apr. 13 (ANI): Expressing grave concern over the video in which a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel is being roughed up by a youth while he was returning from a polling booth in Srinagar, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday assured that he has spoken to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General (DG) Sudeep Lakhtakia and the issue will be sorted out soon.

"I have spoken to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General (DG) Sudeep Lakhtakia and we spoken about it, things will be sorted soon," said Rajnath.

Meanwhile, CRPF DG Sudeep Lakhtakia also stated that the law will take its own course but their men should not lose their moral.

"The process of law will take its own course. We will see that morale of CRPF men is not hurt or get low," Lakhtakia told ANI.

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)