Police and army contradict each other on civilian killing

Police and army contradict each other on civilian killing
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Budgam: Who is telling the truth regarding the killing of 22-year-old Tanveer Ahmad in Beerwah, police or the army?
According to the army, Tanveer was killed and Ibrahim Wani sustained injuries when they attempted to snatch weapons from the forces. Contradicting this claim, the police said the army opened fire when they mistook a fire cracker for a grenade.
“An army patrol was subjected to heavy stone-pelting by a mob in Kondur village near Beerwah town at 13:15 hours today. In no time, the numbers swelled and the intensity of stone-pelting increased. Some stone-pelters tried to close in with the patrol and snatch weapons from the soldiers. Two persons were reportedly injured when troops opened fire. One of the injured, however, later succumbed to his injuries,” the army said in the statement.
The police narrated a different sequence to the same incident.
“As per initial information received today, a foot patrol of army was returning to its camp, and near Beerwah some miscreants pelted stones on them. Someone among these miscreants also hurled a fire cracker towards the army men. Because of bang, the army men thought a grenade was hurled and they retaliated. Two persons identified as Tanveer Ahmad Pala and Mohamamd Ibrahim Wani were injured,” the police statement added.


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