Srinagar: Police have arrested three people in connection with the assault on CRPF personnel on polling day in Budgam on April 9.
A video showed a group of armed paramilitary soldiers carrying EVMs being heckled and kicked by Kashmiri youths.
The CRPF had earlier said the video was authentic and the incident happened in Kralpora area in the Chadoora assembly segment in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Kumar Singh praised the Army and other security forces for maintaining discipline in the face of provocation by protesters and not reacting in such situations.
“The jawan had gun in his hands and he could have done anything when he was being insulted. But he kept calm and maintained high discipline,” the Deputy CM said.
“It is a condemnable act. The state government will take stern action and all such elements will be punished,” he said.
“There is provocation in such cases. But our army and security forces are disciplined. They (protesters) level allegations against such disciplined forces,” he said.