New Delhi: A CRPF trooper, who was injured when a landmine planted by Maoists in Bihar's Aurangabad district went off while being defused and seen on TV pleading for his life, is alive, CRPF chief Dilip Trivedi today said.
He said the CRPF personnel being shown on TV is not Deputy Commandant Inderjit Singh, who had succumbed to injuries in the landmine blast yesterday.
“The trooper shown on TV channels is our jawan Dilip who is admitted to a hospital in Patna and is alive but injured. Sadly, our DC Inderjit has succumbed to his injuries in the attack,” Trivedi said.
The DG said he was surprised to see the “misrepresentation of facts” by saying that the person on TV was the DC.
In a heart wrenching video message flashed across TV channels, Dilip was seen appealing to the Prime Minister, President and DGP to save his life.
“I have no doctor with me...I will die...I am losing blood...I have small kids...it has been two hours but there has been helicopter for me. I have been hit in an IED blast,” Constable Dilip was seen appealing in deep pain in videos being aired on TV channels.
He, however, was identified on TV as DC Inderjit Singh of CRPF who has already died in the IED attack.
Three CRPF personnel, including Inderjit, were killed and seven other security officials injured yesterday when they were defusing a landmine planted by Maoists in Aurangabad district.