Odisha News Insight

CRPF to use modified Pellet Guns in Jammu and Kashmir

Pellet gunsThe Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has decided to use the modified version of pellet guns to avert any protest ahead or during anti-militancy operations instead of using the traditional pellet guns which had left several protesters with severe eye injuries in Jammu and Kashmir.

The guns, which are being modified by the Border Security Force (BSF), will soon be provided to the CRPF .The modified version of the pellet guns will have a “deflector” an attachment on the muzzle end to prevent the pellets from going up.

The decision for the modification was taken to reduce the injuries, said CRPF director general K. Durga Prasad who is retiring on Tuesday.

The use of pallet guns have been criticized from different quarters, particularly the human rights groups, over the severe injuries to civilians during protests in the Kashmir valley last year.