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Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said that it has arrested five CISF personnel who were involved in the North Kashmir firing incident.
“The government today expressed deep regret on the tragic firing incident at Boniyar, Baramulla, we have taken a very serious view of the incident” Principal Secretary, Home, BR Sharma, said during press conference here.
He further said that he has asked State Police to take immediate steps to bring those responsible for the incident to book.
“F.I.R No.01/2012 has been registered at Police Station Boniyar and five persons namely Sub-Inspector Krishan Thapa, Havaldar Dwarka Prashad, Constable Raju Ranjan, Constable Ajay Singh and Constable Mohammad Shabir have been arrested in this case’ he said adding that Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla and SSP Baramulla immediately rushed to the spot.
Sharma added that Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla, has been directed to provide immediate ex-gratia to the NOKs of the deceased /injured persons.
When asked about the CISF, which is not much know in Jammu & Kashmir he said “Central Industrial Security Forces(CISF), whose troops opened the fire, are not part of the CI (Counter Insurgency) Grid Operating in J&K and have been deployed by the NHPC exclusively for the security of their installations across the State” he said adding that the state government have taken up the matter with centre government and demanded stern exemplary action against the delinquent officers.
Meanwhile, a High-level team comprising Taj Mohi-ud-Din, Minister for PHE, Irrigation & FCNasir Aslam Wani, Minister of State for Home and Kuldeep Khoda, Director General of Police were also present on the spot, when the last reports came in. (AIPNEWS)
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