2 CRPF bunkers removed in Srinagar, two days after fidayeen attack
Srinagar, Mar 15 : Exactly two days after the killing of five CRPF personnel in a fidayeen attack, CRPF removed two of its main roadside bunkers in the down town area, where a ruling National Conference (NC) worker was killed in security force firing on March 13.
However, CRPF spokesman could not be contacted to confirm why these bunkers on important road to S K Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS) Soura were removed.
The CRPF came under criticism by ruling NC and other leaders from mainstream parties for killing a NC worker Altaf Ahmad Wani at Saidpora Zonimar on Eidgah road.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has directed Director General of Police Ashok Prasad to investigate the killing of Wani and fidayeen attack on CRPF camp at Bemina in which five CRPF personnel were killed and six others were wounded before both the fidayeen were eliminated on March 13.
The bunkers were set up immediately after eruption of militancy in early 90s.
Official sources said there was no order from the government to remove these bunkers.
Last year more than 40 bunkers were removed from different parts of the Srinagar, including civil lines following recommendations by All Party delegation, after visiting Kashmir Valley when more than 120 were killed in firing between security force and police during 2010 summer unrest.
However, there are more than 20 bunkers still in different parts of the Srinagar city.