Srinagar: Family of civilian killed in an early morning attack in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday alleged police for his killing and rejected police version.
Family said Bashir Ahmad of HMT was dragged out from his vehicle and was killed outside his vehicle after militants had attacked CRPF patrol party.
Deceased Bashir Ahmed Khan, a contractor by profession left early morning from Srinagar city to north Kashmir’s Sopore town along with his grandson and was heading towards the site in Sopore.
The family members of Khan alleged that, ‘He was dragged out of his vehicle and fired at.’
“He (Bashir) was pulled out of his vehicle, if he was inside his vehicle, how come bullet hitted his chest,” adding that if he was in his vehicle the bullet should have hitted his head, rather than chest,” said one of the wailing family member of Bashir Ahmad, who was killed in a militant attack in Sopore area.
“We are in complete shock. We had no idea that he has been killed,” Bashir’s son told Good Morning Kashmir, while meeting dozens of mourners at his house in HMT area of Srinagar city.
Slain Khan’s son also alleged that “his father was dragged out of his vehicle and fired at.”
Bashir’s family is not an eyewitness to the incident though, No eyewitness account has been heard as of yet.
At least one CRPF jawan and a civilian were killed while two other security force personnel received injuries in a militant attack in Sopore town of Baramulla district on Wednesday, officials said.
“This is what works here, no one listens to us. Our family members leave home and never return,” says Bashir’s relative on conditions of anonymity.
The militants opened firing on a naka party of security forces in Sopore, resulting in injuries to three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans and a civilian, the officials said.
Minutes after the militant attack, a picture of a police man holding a 4-year-old kid (grandson of Bashir), at the spot where the militant attack was reported, was shared widely on social media. The child was present at the spot at the time of the attack and was later rescued by a cop.
According to the details, the child was the grandson of the civilian, who had lost his life in the attack in Sopore.
SSP Sopore, Javaid Iqbal didn’t received call from Good Morning Kashmir, despite many attempts.
However, the police refuted the allegations and said that, “The news surfaced on some social networking sites that the civilian was brought down and killed is totally baseless and is far beyond the facts, Sopore Police refutes and denies the news and legal action shall be initiated against the false reports and rumours,” tweeted Sopore Police.
The news surfaced on some social networking sites that the civilian was brought down and killed is totally baseless and is far beyond the facts, Sopore Police refutes and denies the news and legal action shall be initiated against the false reports and rumours @KashmirPolice
— Sopore Police (@SoporePolice) July 1, 2020