Jammu and Kashmir on the boil again, police register FIR against CRPF
Jammu and Kashmir seems to be on the boil again after a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) vehicle accidentally ran over a 21-year-old man on Friday.
In a recent development, which is been believed to be the consequence to the death of the man identified as Kaiser Ahmed, nearly eight civilians and two police officers were injured in a grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. Terrorist out-fit Jaish-e-Mohammed, has claimed responsibility to this attack, taking the toll of such attacks to ten in the past four days, as per reports. The administration has shifted the injured to a hospital and the area has been cordoned off to facilitate searches.
Describing the sudden attack, police said that few terrorists hurled a grenade at a post stationed at Batapora Chowk in Shopian town. However, the grenade missed the target and exploded on the street near the police party post. According to police reports the posts were targeted by terrorists in three different grenade attacks in Srinagar on Saturday.
Eyewitness reports on this incident suggest that the CRPF vehicle had run over the 21-year-old in front of a mosque where a protest has been held against a police action taken on May 25th, near Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.
However, the CRPF claim that the mob was trying to open the locked back-door of the jeep, which was ferrying a senior officer who had gone to the protest area to check on the deployment. The CRPF also claimed that the gathering had become unruly and tried to assault a personnel sitting in the vehicle, when the accident occurred.
The police, meanwhile, have said that there was no deployment of forces in the area, and it will also look into the matter to ascertain what a solitary CRPF vehicle was doing in front of the mosque at the given time. The police have also registered a case against the CRPF under relevant sections and have arrested Yasin Malik, the chief of JKLF.
This incident has been vehemently condemned by various sections of the society including former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah.