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CRPF Chief denies charges of firing on Sopore protestors

The CRPF Director General Vikram Srivastava on Monday claimed that his force has not fired a single bullet since morning in violence hit Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir.



New Delhi: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General Vikram Srivastava on Monday claimed that his force has not fired a single bullet since morning in violence hit Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir.

Interacting with media, Srivastava said: “No ammunition has been fired by CRPF at the funeral procession. Our basic position is that we are there to assist state police.”

He said that the CRPF personnel are helping out the Jammu and Kashmir Police, civil administration and forces are in full control by performing best of their abilities.

Srivastava said CRPF personnel have not fired a single bullet on Monday during the funeral procession of Bilal Ahmed, however he said forces fired tear gas shells to control the mob.

He reversed the allegation by saying that the mob has fired on CRPF personnel.

Srivastava said the CRPF has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

CRPF is facing charges of human right violations as three persons killed in firing last three days in Sopore.

Fresh clashes were reported in Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir this morning after a protester was killed in what is alleged to be CRPF firing

Sopore remains tense amidst violent protests over the death of 20-year-old youth Bilal Ahmed Wani who was killed after the CRPF used rubber bullets on protesters on Sunday.

The funeral procession of Bilal on Monday turned into a large protest.

(ANI)

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