Stone pelting in Kashmir has reduced by half: DG CRPF

Srinagar

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has claimed that stone pelting incidents in the valley has declined by half.

CRPF Director General Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar said, “So far this year, only 424 stone-pelting incidents have been reported as opposed to 1,590 incidents last year.” He was speaking at the 78th anniversary celebration of the force.

He attributed the decline to Central government policies and combined effort of security and intelligence forces and agencies, DNA reported. “Combined effort of the security forces, Jammu and Kashmir Police, and all agencies including National Investigation Agency (NIA) has made this happen,” he said.

He further pointed out that CRPF is closely working with state police to deal with Law & Order situation in the state, particularly stone pelting. “Our troops are properly trained to handle volatile Law and Order situation; maintaining restraint, using proper strategy and equipment, and lesser usage of lethal weapons to control violent mob,” he said.

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