A shocking footage from Jammu-Kashmir’s Nowhatta has been accessed wherein a group of violent stone pelters can be seen attacking a CRPF vehicle. In the footage, hundreds of pelters can be seen trying to vandalise the vehicle and overpower it.
The video is of Friday afternoon, and the attack comes at a time when the Indian Army has been observing Ramzan ceasefire.
Fortunately, the Jawans inside the vehicle escaped unhurt from the attack scene. Two pelters who climbed over the vehicle, One local youth was killed, while one another got injured in the incident.
A man died after a Central Reserve Police Force vehicle lost its control ran over twopeople while purportedly trying to escape an attack by protestors in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar on Friday.
Purported video footage of the incident shows the CRPF vehicle being targeted by the crowd with stones.
CRPF spokesperson Sanjay Sharma said a group of over 500 protesters surrounded a vehicle. A senior official who was tasked with inspecting the deployment in the area was inside the vehicle..
“The mob tried to take the officer and his escort out of vehicle and tried to lynch them. The CRPF vehicle was hit with stones and the CRPF personnel didn’t fire pellets or shells. Some youth stepped over the vehicle and started smashing it with stones, then the driver sensitively managed to take the vehicle out of crowd,” Sharma said.
In the clip, it can be seen that CRPF has been showing utmost restraint by not firing even a single bullet because of Ramzan Ceasefire. They did not retaliate, but carefully drove past even though the video shows the dramatic nature of the attack by stones, bricks and iron rods.
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See how a mob of stone pelters is baying for the blood of @JmuKmrPolice and @crpfindia and do you expect the drivers to follow traffic rules. There should be no selective reporting of the incident, journalist should be neutral and report facts which unfortunately is the casualty pic.twitter.com/GSMMPvpOEP
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