The Kashmir Police chief SP Vaid, in the aftermath of the Budgam encounter which resulted in the death of three civilians and injuries to other locals, has warned that youth should not come to encounter sites.
“A lot of provocation is there from the other side, instigating young boys and misleading them to pelt stones and reach the encounter site,” DGP Vaid said.
“Even security forces in an encounter take cover of a vehicle or house. Youths coming to an encounter site are committing suicide. Bullets do not see who is coming or who it will hit. Young boys should stay at homes and not come to encounter sites. This is my appeal,” he said.
The DGP added, “In spite of great provocation, we have been able to minimise collateral damage and civilian casualties.”