Follow us on
Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » Regional
Curfew in Kashmir's Shopian after man dies in 'firing'
Thursday September 12, 2013 11:16 AM, IANS

An indefinite curfew was Thursday imposed in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian town following protests after a man was killed allegedly in firing by the paramilitary CRPF Wednesday. The CRPF has denied any firing by its personnel.

Residents said Muhammad Rafi Rather, a 28-year-old bus driver, was killed by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel posted at Gagaran camp, 54 km from here.

The incident took place near Shopian town without any provocation as the man was passing by the camp, they said.

Two other people, including a girl, sustained bullet wounds in the incident, they said.

CRPF officials, however, denied any firing by their personnel posted at Gagaran.

"CRPF did not open fire. Our men were not even deployed on the streets," CRPF spokesman Kishore Prasad told reporters in Srinagar.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Abdul Gani Mir told IANS that police was investigating the incident. He said they were also probing Saturday's firing incident at Gagaran in which four people were killed.

While residents say all the four killed were civilians, Mir said three had no militancy record and were "obviously" civilians. The fourth person killed in Saturday's firing was a militant.

"Locals said he was a labourer from Bihar, but our channels say he was a militant," the IGP said.

The police chief said cases have been registered in both incidents.

Separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani called for a shutdown in the Kashmir valley and the Chenab valley districts of Kishtwar, Doda and Ramban Thursday over the killing of the man in Shopian.

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik also called for a sit-in at the city centre Lal Chowk in Srinagar Friday.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah chaired a high level meeting in Srinagar Wednesday evening to review the security situation in the town.




Share this page
 Comments
Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com
comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement
| Quick links
About ummid.com
Contact us
Feedback
Subscribe to: RSS » Facebook » Twitter » Newsletter
Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange
Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.
© 2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.