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Civilian killed in CRPF firing after vehicle allegedly jumps force’s naka in Anantnag

Vehicle without number evaded signal to stop, forces fired in self-defence, driver manages to flee; identity, credentials of slain being ascertained: Officials 

Anantnag, October 08, 2021: A civilian was killed in CRPF firing after the vehicle in which he was travelling ignored a signal to stop at Monghall bridge in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday.

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a Silver colour Scorpio was asked to stop by the naka party of 40 BN CRPF at Monghall bridge.

“After the car did not stop, the CRPF personnel fired some shots towards the vehicle, resulting in on spot death of a man,” they said.

They said that the identification of the person is being ascertained. Officials told KNO that a Naka was established by 40 Bn CRPF at Monghal Bridge. “A suspected vehicle without number was tried to intercept by the Naka party.

However it rushed towards the Naka party. It was then challenged by the on duty troops. Troops fired upon in self- defence and one person died. But the driver managed to escape. Identify and credential of deceased person is being verified,” he said—(KNO)

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