August 2007 News

J-K: Case Against CRPF For Civilian's Death

25 August 2007
The Indian Express

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police have registered a murder case against the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for killing an ambulance driver in north Kashmir's Sopore town on Saturday night. 'We have registered a case against the CRPF's 179 battalion for opening fire on a civilian without any provocation,' Sopore Additional Superintendent of Police Mir Imtiyaaz Hussain said. On Saturday night, a CRPF personnel stopped 35-year-old Abdul Qayoom Lone, son of Haji Abul Samad, on Sopore-Bandipore road for frisking. He was riding pillion on a bike. According to an eyewitness, the CRPF man asked them to stop for frisking. As they parked their motorcycle and came down, Lone and the CRPF man entered into a heated argument over something. 'The people gathered to pacify both. As soon as the two civilians moved a yard ahead with their bike, the CRPF man opened fire from behind. Lone was critically injured and was rushed to the hospital where he breathed his last.' Sopore police will hold an identification parade to identify the CRPF man responsible for opening fire. The parade is likely to take place on Monday morning.


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