Nawa Kadal killing: CRPF says ‘we didn’t open fire’

KL Report


The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) denied that its men opened fire in Old City’s Nawa Kadal area which resulted in the killing of a youth this evening.

The Public Relations Officer of CRPF Kishore Prasad told GNS that the force didn’t open fire. “Our men didn’t open fire. There were other forces as well,” he said.

On being asked a CRPF man namely Sandip Kumar was injured in Nawa Kadal, Prasad said: “He was not injured at NawaKadal but was injured at Soura. He has been hit by stone in his eye and sustained grave injuries,” adding he is part of 117 Battalion. He said that the 73 and 161 Battalions of CRPF were deployed in Nawa kadal on Wednesday.

“The investigation in the incident will reveal what had actually happened and who had fired,” he told GNS.

Earlier, in a statement issued here, a police spokesman said: “in the evening after the polling was over a party of security forces came under severe attack by some miscreants in Nawa kadal area jurisdiction of police station Safakadal Srinagar. The miscreants snatched the weapon of a security force personnel. In the ensuing scuffle two persons identified as Bashir Ahmed Bhat son of Ghulam Hassan Bhat resident of Gratbal Nawakadal and Nazir Ahmed Kaloo resident of Nawakadal got injured.” The spokesman added that Bashir succumbed to his injuries.


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