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Sources in the army told PTI that Dar was picked up from a “trouble spot” and was tied up for barely 100 meters before being released. The Indian Army is investigating allegations that a man was tied to a jeep and allegedly used as a human shield by soldiers in Kashmir after a video of the apparent incident went viral and triggered outrage. The footage of the man bound to the jeep caused outcry and demands for an immediate inquiry. The army unit involved in the act was 53 Rashtriya Rifles, carved out from various units of the army for fighting militancy in Jammu and Kashmir. The 11-second clip, which went viral on social media Friday, showed an unidentified man bound to the front of an army jeep as it led a convoy through Budgam district in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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J-K police file FIR against army for tying man to a jeep as human shield
The Jammu and Kashmir police filed an FIR against the Indian Army for tying a man to a jeep as a human shield, the video of which sparked outrage in the Valley after it was shared few days ago. Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti wrote on her official Facebook page, “In the ‘human shield’ video case FIR No 38/17 U/S 342/149/506&367 RPC has been registered in Police Station Beerwah on 13/4/17 . Confirming the same, deputy inspector general of police for central Kashmir, Ghulam Hassan Bhat told Hindustan Times that the FIR was registered on April 13. Dar claimed he was pulled from his motorcycle by army personnel, tied to the front of the vehicle and driven around from village to village for hours. Following the outrage over the video, the army ordered an inquiry.
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