Additional District Magistrate Ramban Babu Ram (SDM) Ramban has confirmed that his PSO opened fire on protesters at Lethpora on Srinagar-Jammu highway this evening to save him.
As reported earlier a youth was killed and two others injured when forces opened fire at protesters near Lethpora. The angry protesters also set ablaze the government vehicle.
The SDM Ramban while talking to Greater Kashmir said, " I was returning to Ramban, when the incident took place. n Lethpora people were protesting on the Highway and they directed us to stop," he said, adding, within no time someone opened fire from the crowd injuring my PSO. "To save me, my PSO also opened fire, reportedly killing one person," he said.
Babu Ram also said that he slipped into the drain and remain there for half an hour till CRPF party reached the spot. "The CRPF then took me to a nearby camp," he said.