J-K Govt. to change CRPF standard operating procedure: Omar Abdullah

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New Delhi, Sep.1 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday revealed that his government would be changing the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the state.

Talking to reporters after a meeting with Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram here, Abdullah said that apart from the SOP, he had discussed other security related issues and political initiatives that his government could consider with the cooperation of the Centre.

He also confirmed that the two latest attacks on the CRPF in the Kashmir Valley were raised during the meeting.

It maybe recalled that five CRPF troopers were injured Monday after separatist guerrillas struck in two separate localities of Srinagar.

Guerrillas had hurled a grenade at a CRPF bunker in Batmaloo area, barely 150 metres from the high-security Civil Secretariat, leaving injured seven people - four civilians and three paramilitary troopers.

Minutes before this attack, guerrillas fired from point blank range at two CRPF troopers in Lal Chowk and injured them critically.

Both were shot in the head and were evacuated to hospital for treatment, a senior police officer had said then.

The shootouts triggered high tension in the areas which were surrounded by security forces.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Early this month, two security men were shot and killed by guerrillas in two separate incidents in Srinagar. (ANI)

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