Boniyar Killing: Locals decry CISF claim | ‘Victim shot in chest’

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By: Altaf Baba
Boniyar (Baramulla), Jan 04: Strongly reacting to the statement of NR Das, Director General (DG) of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) that Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) was followed by his men in Boniyar on Monday, the residents of the area termed it a “brazen lie” aimed at protecting the paramilitary personnel involved in the “gruesome murder” of 18 year Altaf Ahmad Sood.
“Altaf was fired in the chest, while the other two injured persons have bullet marks on arm and face. Had SOP been followed, they would not have received bullets above waist,” said Feroz Ahmad of Boniyar.
Addressing a gathering of mourners in the area Tuesday, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also maintained that the killing of the youth was a murder as he was shot in the chest while returning from tuitions.
“The NHPC installation and the other infrastructure is testimony to the fact that there was no attempt to damage the property and even the main gate of the installation is intact,” said another youth Shabir Ahmad.
The locals said there was no attempt by the protesters to set the NHPC installation on fire or to vandalize it, as stated by the DG CISF. They said at the time of firing there were only around 100 people on the main road near the NHPC office.
“There were only a handful of protesters as most of the people were accompanying the respectable persons of the area who were called by the officials at Tehsil office Boniyar to discuss the issue of power crises,” added Shabir Ahmad.
Altaf, a student of 12th standard, was killed Monday when CISF personnel guarding an NHPC power house in the area fired upon him following protests by locals over power scarcity.

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  1. i think wat evr happend was just incident.. it was not an intention of cisf forces to kill any one.. but instead of firing bullets they were able to handle it in any other way..
    Well i Think This is all politics.. polititions need big money and big name so thats why this happens…
    why do we kashmiri fool people blame on indian forces.. Why dnt we tag aur polititions and Why dnt we take further actions against polititions..
    they just came for publicity to Late Altaf's house .. Thats it…
    Meer Aamirr … aamirr.mirgmail.com

    we hav to grow up… thts all wat i shud say.. We kashmiri's are fool so tht we cant do any thing.. lets call for jung against local polititions and local police… not indian army or cisf forces…
    coz cisf did wat they got ordered from polititions and by the Govt. of kashmir

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