Kashmir:Five people were arrested today in connection with the assault on CRPF men during bypoll to the Srinagar parliamentary seat on April 9, while in the meantime two more video have gone viral on social media, sparking a fresh row of unrest in the Kashmir valley.
After receiving a complaint from the CRPF, five persons were arrested, and a hut to nab other miscreants shown in the video from Budgahm district is still on, Police said. Budgham witnessed the death of seven of the eight protesters during the poll day violence.
The CRPF had strongly protested with the Jammu and Kashmir police as its personal and polling staff had abandoned the polling station early, Officials said.
Jammu and Kashmir Police chief S P Vaid today launched the restraint shown by the CRPF jawans and said, Any armed force in the world would have retaliated with force".
"We have registered an FIR in police station Chadoora against the ruffians who heckled the CRPF personnel. They will be dealt with as per law," Vaid said.
The DGP said an FIR has also been lodged after a video surfaced in which an ITBP personnel was seen shouting right in the head of a stone-pelting protester outside a polling station in same area.
"A case has been registered in connection with that incident also. It is a matter of investigation and action will be against whoever is found guilty," the DGP added.
The video triggered an outrage, with former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah terming it as "shocking".
The video was been shot in Beerwah, Omar's assembly constituency."This young man was TIED to the front of an army jeep to make sure no stones were thrown at the jeep? This is just so shocking!"
The National Conference Party leader said while he understands the outrage generated across the country by the video in which CRPF personnel were seen being assaulted, he was enraged because the video of the youth tied to the jeep was not generating the same anger.
"I understand the outrage the CRPF video generated. I'm also outraged that the video of the youth on jeep won't generate the same anger.:" he said.
Amid the videos, Chief Minsiter Mehbooba Mufti quickly got into action and sought a report from the state police on the "disturbing" videos of "unacceptable" incidents which have emerged from the Budgam district from the day of polling.