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J&K: CRPF vehicle runs over 3 while trying to avoid protestors


Tension prevailed in Srinagar after a CRPF vehicle ran over three people while trying to get away from protestors. One of the three persons who suffered injuries passed away later.

J&K: CRPF vehicle runs over 3 while trying to avoid protestors

The incident took place at the Nowhatta region in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. Home Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to visit the area in a few days time. Singh is visiting the area to take stock of the preparations ahead of the Amarnath Yatra which is due to begin on June 29.

The CRPF vehicle ran into a street protest when it was on its way back after dropping off a senior officer. A mob tried to encircle the vehicle and some of the protestors were trying to get into it. The driver tried to get away, but ended up running over three persons. The incident took place at a time when the Centre had declared a unilateral ceasefire in Kashmir.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah tweeted, "earlier they tied people to the fronts of jeeps & paraded them around villages to deter protestors now they just drive their jeeps right over protestors. Is this your new SOP @MehboobaMufti sahiba? Ceasefire means no guns so use jeeps?".

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