Srinagar: Director General Police Dilbag Singh on Saturday said that Lashkar-e-Toiba militant outfit was behind the attack, in which two cops and two civilians were killed and four others were injured in Sopore town of North Kashmir .
Talking to the reporters on the sidelines of wreath laying ceremony of two cops , Dilbag Singh, said that LeT militant group was involved in this attack, adding therein that police has identified the attackers and said that further details will not be shared this time.
Singh said that to enforce Covid appropriate behaviour in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, a party from Sopore police station under the charge of Sub-Inspector Mukesh Kumar was deployed in the chowk when the attack took place. He said that the firing was retaliated by the police party during which some personnel were injured and civilians who had set up their fruit and vegetables stalls nearby also got injured.
“Subsequently, two injured cops succumbed to their injuries and were identified as constable Waseem and constable Showkat and sub-inspector Mukesh . SPO Danish was injured. Three civilians were also injured and two of three injured civilians later succumbed to their injuries and were identified as Bashir Ahmad Khan of Tailyaan Sopore and Showkat Ahmad Shalla of Shalimar colony Sopore .Another injured Nayeen Ahmad khan of Mahrajpora Sopore was shifted to Srinagar and condition of two more injured were admitted at SDH Sopore” , DGP said.
He said police is looking into all the angles of the attack and forces have also launched a manhunt in in the area to nab the attackers and the perpetrators of the crime will be soon brought to justice.
Replying to a query, DGP said that militancy was declining and control of the forces in all the areas was very good while operations were also being carried out but he however said that due to Covid-19 there has been a decline in anti-militancy operations but the forces still have an upper hand and operations are being carried out in all the areas as well. He said that under these circumstances these incidents happen and all those who are involved in these attacks will not be spared at any cost . As per the reports no one wasarrested so far .