Some CRPF personnel deployed to quell the violent protests in Srinagar allegedly got drunk and harassed civilians during night patrolling. Journalists and medical personnel have suffered the most at the hands of inebriated CRPF personnel.This TOI reporter too was stopped by drunk CRPF men at Ram Bagh Bridge on Friday night.
A journalist working for Bangalore-based Deccan Herald, Zulfikar Majeed, said that his car was damaged by CRPF men at Margarmal Bagh last week. “Both windscreens of my car were broken. I am scared to go out to cover stories,“ he said.
At Safa Kadal. a CRPF sub-inspector, P S Yadav, fired pellets at an ambulance driver on Thursday night when he was ferrying patients from Ganderbal district. The driver was critically injured.Doctors have accused CRPF personnel of damaging ambulances and beating up medical staff. When informed about the situation, IG CRPF Atul Gerewal promised to look into the matter.