Srinagar: Army Chief takes stock post poll violence, emergence of viral videos

Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir) [India], Apr 15 (ANI): Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat in presently in Jammu and Kashmir to take stock of the situation following the spree of violence around the by-polls and the emergence of a string of shocking videos regarding security personnel and civilians.

The Army Chief also had a meeting with state governor Narinder Nath Vohra.

A video purportedly showing a Kashmiri youth tied to the front of moving army jeep invited protests from human rights groups and criticism from the people including several politicians.

Former chief minister Omar Abdullah posted pictures and a video on Twitter along with a comment: "This young man was tied to the front of an Army jeep to make sure no stones were thrown at the jeep? This is just so shocking!"

Yesterday, the army said it is investigating the video that was reportedly shot in Beerwah area of Budgam district where miscreants disrupted polling during Sunday's bypoll to Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency by pelting stones.

Interestingly the video surfaced within days after another video cropped up showing a CRPF personnel walking down a street while being heckled, kicked and punched by youth, setting off a nationwide outrage.

There was no retaliation by the security personnel, who quietly walked to their camp as they were under instructions to not open fire, officials in the paramilitary said. (ANI)