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Mob attacks BSF camp in Ramban, 3 killed in firing

PTI Jammu | Updated on July 18, 2013

Policemen clash with protestors during protest in Srinagar on Thursday 18, July 2013. Four people were killed on Thursday when the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel fired at protestors outside their camp in Jammu and Kashmir Ramban District. Photo: Nissar Ahmad   -  The Hindu

People protesting against BSF Personnel in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban District. Photo: Special Arrangement

People protesting against BSF Personnel in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban District. Photo: Special Arrangement

Three people were killed and several others, including security personnel, injured in stone-pelting and the resultant firing today when a mob attacked a BSF camp in Ramban district over alleged high-handedness by a patrolling party.

The patrolling party of BSF deployed for the security of the (railway) project intercepted a youth roaming under suspicious circumstances in the Daram belt of Gool tehsil at around 1 A.M. today, Minister of State for Home, Sajjad Ahmed Kitchloo said here.

The youth, identified as one Shabir, was questioned about his presence in the area and may have been beaten up by the security personnel, Kitchloo said.

The disturbance was fuelled by statements from a moulvi of a local madrasa who denounced the action of the security personnel as having been sacrilegious, thereby allegedly inciting the people, Kitchloo said.

Published on July 18, 2013

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