Kulgam firing:No FIR against army clarifies police


Kulgam police on Monday clarified that police has not registered any FIR against army’s 10 Gharwal unit for firing upon a civilian in Hawoora area of district Kulgam.

The injured identified as Arif Ahmad Lone sustained bullet injuries on his face after army opened fire upon a group of people at Hawoora area of Qaimoh, Redwani.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kulgam Shridhar Patil said that FIR was registered with regard to the incident and further investigations were taken up.

“Some sections of media have reported that police have filed the FIR against the army which is baseless,” he said.

He further said that the condition of the injured youth Arif Ahmad Lone son of Abdul Rashid Lone is stated to be stable.

Meanwhile, police sources in the concerned police station told GNS that they have filed a case against the stone-pelters for the violence.

“A case under FIR No. 35/2018 under sections 147, 148, 149, 336,341 and 307 was registered against the youth involved in the violence”, they said.

However, locals of the area alleged that the army opened fire on people without any “provocation”. (GNS)


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