CRPF ap­pre­ci­ates jour­nal­ist for help­ing in­jured jawan

The Northlines - - FRONT PAGE - NL COR­RE­SPON­DENT JAMMU, DEC 07

CRPF jawan Pranam Singh got in­jured in stone pelt­ing on Novem­ber 28 fol­low­ing an en­counter in­volv­ing a top Lashkar com­man­der. The Cen­tral Re­serve Po­lice Force (CRPF) is all set to thank pho­tog­ra­pher Waseem An­drabi, who im­me­di­ately rushed to help in­jured con­sta­ble Pranam Singh in Budgam in Jammu and Kash­mir. The CRPF jawan got on Novem­ber 28 in­jured dur­ing an en­counter in which top Lashkar-e-taiba com­man­der Naveed Jatt was killed in an op­er­a­tion by the se­cu­rity forces. Stone pelt­ing started at the site of en­counter. CRPF jawan Pranam Singh got in­jured in the stone pelt­ing in­ci­dent. Waseem An­drabi, a pho­tog­ra­pher with a lead­ing daily, was among the scores of photo jour­nal­ists present at the en­counter site.

Pranam Singh was in­jured af­ter a stone hit his head. Waseem rushed to­wards Pranam Singh and helped him get res­cued.

Waseem later told his friends that "it was an act of hu­man­ity, I saw a man bleed­ing pro­fusely, and I had to help."

Ap­pre­ci­at­ing the timely help, CRPF DG RR Bhat­na­gar said, "We are grate­ful to the pho­to­jour­nal­ist who helped our in­jured per­son­nel." CRPF chief said a let­ter of ap­pre­ci­a­tion and a cash re­ward would be given to the pho­tog­ra­pher.

Pranam

Singh, 40, is a jawan of the 16 bat­tal­ion of CRPF. Doc­tors per­formed surgery at 92 Base Hos­pi­tal to save his life af­ter he got in­jured in stone pelt­ing. The jawan had to be put on ven­ti­la­tor for three days. He is still un­con­scious. Doc­tors said he suf­fered from blunt trauma in head due to stone pelt­ing that left a tem­po­ral bone frac­tured caus­ing edema. Pranam Singh con­tin­ues to be in ICU. His con­di­tion con­tin­ues be crit­i­cal.

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