A civilian was killed on Wednesday in alleged unintended firing by a police officer in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, the authorities mentioned.
The useless, recognized as 25-year-old Asif Ahmad Padroo, was hit by a bullet allegedly fired from the policeman’s service rifle at Haal in Pulwama round 10 am, PTI reported. He was taken to a hospital, the place he succumbed to his accidents.
The Kashmir Zone Police mentioned the police officer has been arrested and a case registered in opposition to him. The investigation into the circumstances resulting in Padroo’s demise is underway, the police mentioned.
Peoples Democratic Social gathering chief Mehbooba Mufti expressed grief on the civilian’s demise.
“As if the cruel measures put in place inflicting grave inconvenience to the folks in Kashmir weren’t sufficient, Asif from Pulwama paid together with his life within the title of making certain safety for HM’s [home minister’s] go to,” she wrote on Twitter. “My coronary heart goes out to his household.”
Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah is on a three-day go to to Jammu and Kashmir. Safety has been tightened within the Valley and officers advised PTI that drones are getting used for surveillance as properly.
Mufti, in one other tweet, additionally blamed “an overcautious and paranoid safety equipment” for the incident.
Nationwide Convention chief Omar Abdullah mentioned Padroo’s killing was “extremely condemnable” and sought a reputable investigation into his demise. “These accountable should be punished to the fullest extent attainable,” he added.
Communist Social gathering of India (Marxist) chief MY Tarigami additionally demanded an inquiry into the matter.