SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Police have filed a First Information Report (FIR) against Indian army personnel who tied the Kashmiri youth to a jeep to use him as human shield.
The video of the youth tied to Indian army jeep had gone viral, sparking fury on the social media. The brutal act by the Indian army officers was widely condemned by users on the internet.
According to Hindustan Times, the police said it registered the FIR in the Beerwa police station in Budgam district, the area where the video was believed to have been shot on April 9 when by-polls were held for Srinagar’s parliamentary seat.
Confirming the same, deputy inspector general of police for central Kashmir, Ghulam Hassan Bhat told the paper that the FIR was registered on April 13.
Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti wrote on her social media page, “In the ‘human shield’ video case FIR No 38/17 U/S 342/149/506&367 RPC has been registered in Police Station Beerwah on 13/4/17 . Investigation is being conducted by SDPO Magam.
We shall ensure that investigations are taken to a logical conclusion so that action is taken.”
Local news agency KNS reported that the investigation by police was conducted against army’s 53 Rashtriya Rifles unit.
The video was shared of thousands of people on the internet, prompting Indian Defence Ministry to issue a statement.
The video, which went viral on social media here, has led to an outrage with former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, terming it as “shocking”.