Weapon snatching bid foiled at Nowhatta, Srinagar, youth held

Our men were alert, could have shot the person, but acted professionally: CRPF spokesman

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Srinagar, Aug 28: One person was arrested after he tried to snatch a weapon of a CRPF personnel in Nowhatta area of Srinagar on Friday, officials said.

Police sources said that a person identified as Tehreen Shabir Dar, 28 years,  of Umarabad, Pirbagh area of Srinagar tried to snatch a weapon from Head Constable Samrinder of CRPF belt number 025180661 of 21 bn D-Coy at Nowhatta area of Srinagar.

“Police and CRPF men present at the spot immediately caught the person  and handed him over to the police after which he was lodged at Police station Nowhatta,” a police official said.

CRPF spokesman in Srinagar Pankaj Singh said that CRPF men were alert and that they could have shot the person instantly. “But our men acted professionally and apprehended him after which he was handed over the person to the police,” he said.

Meanwhile, a police source said that a case under FIR number 40/2020 under section 392 and 511 IPC has been registered against the person in police station Nowhatta and investigations taken up.

A source said that CRPF top brass have hailed the CRPF men who foiled the weapon snatching bid and there will be a likely reward for the entire team that was present at the spot for their act of bravery—(KNO)

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