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    Jammu KashmirCRPF turns down query on use of pellet guns in Kashmir

    CRPF turns down query on use of pellet guns in Kashmir

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    NEW DELHI: The CRPF has refused to disclose the SOP for use of pellet guns and quantum of ammunition fired by the force to quell protests in and Kashmir, saying the RTI applicant who had made the query had levelled no allegations of human rights violation or corruption.

     

    Human rights activist Venkatesh Nayak had sought to know the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for using pellet guns which led to large-scale injuries and blindings during the recent prolonged unrest in the Kashmir valley, and quantum of ammunition used since July 1, 2016 till date. He also wanted the rank-wise number of CRPF personnel injured while conducting operations since July 1, 2016.

    “In the instant case, there appears no violation of human rights as well as the facts do not attract allegations of corruption. Moreover, your application does not make any reference to such allegations. Hence, this department is not liable to provide any information under the RTI Act, 2005,” the Central Public Information Officer said.

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