Probing if cops violated SOP in Pulwama village, says IGP Gilani
Admitting that there were directions to all police officials to use bullets in the "rarest of rare situations", Kashmir's Inspector General of Police, Syed JavidMujtabaGilani on Wednesday said investigations have been ordered to "see whether police violated the set Standard Operating Procedure" at Naina village in South Kashmir's Pulwama district.
"We had passed directions to all officers across Kashmir not to resort to firing bullets except if there is an extraordinary situation. We have even passed directions to our men not to use pellets on protesters," the IGP said. "We will see whether policemen who opened fire at Naina village violated the SOP."
The cops Wednesday opened fire directly on the protestors.
Sources in police said even if a cop has to open fire in rare situations, bullets have to be hit on legs. "All the four injured at Naina village had bullet injuries in shoulders, eyes and abdomen, making it clear that the police violated the SOP," a police official said.