Protesters tried to save trapped militant: DIG CRPF
Srinagar, March 29: Reacting to the killing of the three civilians in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district, Para Military Central Reserve Police Force Wednesday said that protesting youth resorted to intense stone-pelting and sloganeering with a clear militant to save the trapped militant from the house.
“We were attacked with stones and iron pieces. The attack was intense and it aimed at to obstruct our operation. We were forced to use ‘minimum’ force to disperse protesters near encounter site,” DIG CRPF for South Sanjay Kumar told news agency CNS claiming that 55 CRPF personnel and 20 local policemen were injured during clashes with protesters.
“During any encounter people move towards the site to save the militants. It is a dangerous trend and we are forced to use tear-smoke shells and pellets,” he said.
“Army Chief of India had already asked people to stay away from encounter sites and now we also appeal them not to obstruct our operations against militants. When they obstruct our operation, we have to use force,” Kumar said. (CNS)