BUDGAM: Unidentified persons on Tuesday afternoon tried to snatch the weapon of a constable of B/35Bn Central Reserve Police force (CRPF) at Humhama chowk in Budgam district after throwing chilli powder at him.
However, the constable resisted and raised an alarm, which foiled yet another weapon snatching bid in recent weeks in Budgam district.
Reports said that the attackers were 3 in number and were not carrying any weapon.
The attackers threw chilly powder at the constable to make their escape from the spot.
Playing down the incident, Superintendent of Police Budgam Tijinder Singh said that it could not be established whether it was a weapon snatching bid. He said that the persons threw chilli powder at the CRPF personnel and escaped without attempting to snatch his weapon.
“There was heavy deployment at and around the spot. That might have been the obstacle for the attackers who were not carrying any weapon,” he said.
More forces have been deputed in the area and a manhunt has been launched to nab the persons involved.