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Police, CRPF being trained to handle stone pelting: CRPF DG

Srinagar, Aug 17, 2017: : Police and paramilitary CRPF personnel are being trained in standard operating procedures (SOPs) to help them deal with stone throwing incidents in Kashmir, CRPF Director General R R Bhatnagar said today.

Updated:Thursday, August 17, 2017, 00:05

Police, CRPF being trained to handle stone pelting: CRPF DGSrinagar, Aug 17, 2017: : Police and paramilitary CRPF personnel are being trained in standard operating procedures (SOPs) to help them deal with stone throwing incidents in Kashmir, CRPF Director General R R Bhatnagar said today.

The DG said strategy, training and new SOPs had been formulated.

"Using non-lethal ammunition mostly, we along with JK police have devised a strategy to put to work during strikes and stone pelting and you will see its effect soon," he said.

The DG was talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function held for widows of paramilitary personnel killed on duty. Among the personnel killed was Commandant Pramod Kumar, who died in a militant attack on August 15 last year.

On counter-insurgency operations in Kashmir, Bhatnagar said security forces were meeting with success.

Source: The Times of India

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