Case Filed Against CRPF

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KL Report

Srinagar

Police has registered a case against a CRPF unit for allegedly using excessive force while dealing with stone-pelting incident in Watergam village of Baramulla district that left one person dead and four others injured.

“An FIR has been registered against the personnel 92 Battalion CFPF in connection with the Watergam incident,” Deputy Commissioner Baramulla G A Khwaja said. He added the FIR under relevant sections of the law was registered on Monday.

Official sources said two CRPF personnel have been detained for questioning following registeration of the case in Police station Dangiwacha. The FIR was lodged based on report submitted by Sub-Divisional Magistrate Nayeem Balkhi, the executive magistrate on duty during the curfew, who held that the CRPF personnel used excessive force while dealing a minor stone-pelting incident, the sources said.

Balkhi in his report has said the security forces could have resorted to baton charge to bring the situation under control, they said. The sources said the Executive Magistrate has maintained that there was no permission given to the CRPF personnel for opening firing on the protestors. One youth, Ubaid Mushtaq, was killed while four others were injured in the firing incident that took place on Sunday during protests against hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru a day earlier.

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