Days after it was reported that police has registered an attempt to murder case against Central Reserve Police force for killing Gowhar Ahmad Dar of Musatafabad HMT, Inspector General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Atul Karwal, Wednesday said that CRPF cannot be held responsible till the investigation is not completed. “It will be wrong to say that CRPF was involved in the Killing of Mustafaabad youth. I can tell you that Police FIR is not against the CRPF but it is the legal requirement when somebody comes to police and lodges complaint. I suggest that we should wait till the magisterial enquiry reveals the facts,” Karwal told KNS over phone. Police has claimed to have registered attempt to murder case against the CRPF for killing of a pedestrian (Gowhar) and not a stone-thrower in Mustafaabad area of Srinagar on Saturday. Dar, an engineering student of SSM, was killed by security forces in Zainakoot in Srinagar outskirts on Saturday barely few hours after Prime Minister left Srinagar after addressing his much-hyped rally here. The IGP further said that CRPF is also probing the incident. “CRPF is also investigating the incident. This needs to be properly investigated. Our camp was pelted with stones. We had reports that the mob tried to enter the camp and also damaged a boundary wall. There is no doubt that the incident was unfortunate. But I must tell you that our forces did not violate any SOP while dealing with the law and order problem,” the IGP claimed. He said that if at all any CRPF Jawan is found involved, the action according to the law will be taken against him. “I assure you that if at all any CRPF jawan is found involved the action will be taken against him,” he said. The IGP also claimed that CRPF always maintained maximum restraint while dealing with the law and order in the valley. “Our forces always maintain maximum restrain while dealing with the law and order. I also must tell you that there is better coordination between CRPF and police,” he said.
2015 Kashmir Despatch