FIR against Army over ‘human shield’ video

The Jammu and Kashmir police have filed an FIR against the Army for tying a man to an armoured vehicle in central Kashmir’s Budgam district allegedly as a “human shield” against protesters who took on security forces over byelections held in the Srinagar parliamentary constituency last week.This comes as Army Chief General Bipin Rawat today apprised National Security Adviser Ajit Doval of the security situation in Kashmir, amidst growing outrage in the Valley over the video.

Central Kashmir DIG Ghulam Hassan Bhat told The Tribune that a case against the Army had been registered in Budgam’s Beerwah police station. The Magam Sub-Divisional Police Officer has been designated as the investigating officer.After the video went viral this week, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had sought a detailed report from the state police. The video was filmed when polling officers faced a mob of stone-throwers on April 9, when bypolls were held for the Srinagar parliamentary constituency amid large-scale violence. The Army had said it was verifying and investigating the matter. Read More…


Credit By : Tribune India

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