New Delhi: Days after a video of Kashmiri youth brutally attacking a CRPF jawan went viral, ace Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt said that anybody who misbehaves with Indian soldiers should be shot dead.
Condemning the attack, Yogeshwar, who is known for his patriotic comments, said that anybody who is involved in such incidents or has a stand against the country should be treated in similar fashion.
"What has happened is extremely wrong. Our CRPF jawan was insulted. He was brutally attacked and his helmet had also rolled down the road. It is extremely insulting for India to see a youth thrashing our jawan. This is very saddening. Anyone who goes against the country and misbehaves with our soldiers should be shot dead," Yogeshwar told in an exclusive conversation.
The Indian wrestler further insisted that the security forces should be given full power to deal directly with such elements.
"Security forces should be given free hand to deal with such elements, otherwise it won't stop," he stated.
Before Yogeshwar, veteran Indian cricketers Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag had slammed the incident.
Gambhir said that at least a 100 jihadi lives must be taken for every slap on an Indian soldier's face.
Sehwag had also expressed his ire over the video, saying abuse of the country's CRPF jawans is completely unacceptable.
The video features a CRPF personnel using immense restraint even when he was attacked by the youth, while returning from a polling booth in Srinagar.
The video shows the jawan walking when suddenly a local attacks him. The impact of the attack makes the jawan's helmet roll down the road, causing him some injuries.
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is trying to ascertain the exact location of the video and the uploader.
(With Agency inputs)