Pulwama Killings: Police Version of Shaista Hamid’s Death



Shaista Hamid
Shaista Hamid

The JK Police Sunday evening issued a statement about the killing of one of the civilians in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

The abridged statement is produced here:

Today on 14 Feb 2016 Security forces Police Components of Pampore, Awantipora, Kakapora, 50RR and 183 CRPF laid cordon in Astan Mohalla Kakapora.

As search was going on, militants hiding in the house opened indiscriminate firing on security forces. The police started evacuating civilians trapped inside the cordon. A large number of people were evacuated but a lady namely Shaista while taking cover was hit by a bullet. She was evacuated to hospital where she was declared dead.

Some more miscreants/stone pelters received bullet injuries in the cross fire. A large number of people despite imposition of sec 144 CRPC came near encounter site where militants were firing indiscriminately on security forces from inside. They were pelting stones on Security forces.

One militant was killed in the encounter identified as Adil Ahmad Shergojri @ Abu Bakar s/o Mohammad Ashraf Shergojri R/o Banderpora affiliated with LeT Tanzeem (A category).

Due to heavy stone pelting and ensuing law and order situation, the security forces had to resort to tear smoke shelling. As a result of which some protesters received injuries.

Due to heavy stone pelting, two militants managed to escape. Six army men received injuries two in head in the stone pelting. Apart from this 15 policemen also got injured in stone pelting. Case registered and investigation taken up.



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