Five held for assaulting CRPF men in Kashmir

The video grab on the left shows a CRPF jawan being kicked
The video grab on the left shows a CRPF jawan being kicked

Srinagar: Five people were arrested yesterday in connection with the assault on CRPF men during bypoll to the Srinagar parliamentary seat on April 9, while two more disturbing videos went viral, sparking a fresh row in the restive Kashmir valley.

After receiving a complaint from the CRPF, five persons were arrested, and a hunt was on for others in the video shot in Budgam district, police said.

While the one on the right shows a man tied to an army jeep
While the one on the right shows a man tied to an army jeep

The DGP said an FIR has also been lodged after a video in which an ITBP personnel was seen shooting right in the head of a stone-pelting protester.

The third video showed a youth in Beerwah tied to an army jeep, used as a human shield against stone-pelting by rampaging protesters.

Man on jeep found

The man, who was seen tied to an army jeep on polling day has been identified as Farooq Dar, while the army unit involved was 53 Rashtriya Rifles. Dar told investigators that he was caught by army personnel who wanted to enter Beerwah village with polling staff, officials said. He claimed he was released after he was paraded in 10 to 12 villages. Sources claimed Dar was picked up from a "trouble spot" and was tied for barely 100 mtrs before being released.

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