MHA’s Expert Committee to find substitute for ‘pellet guns’

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Published on: 26 July 2016 3:57 PM GMT
MHA’s Expert Committee to find substitute for ‘pellet guns’
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New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday approved the formation of a seven-member Expert Committee to explore possible substitutes for pellet guns.

Ministry of Home Affair’s (MHA’s) joint secretary TVSN Prasad has been made the chairman of the committee which has been given a two-month time to submit its report.

Also Read: Not Indian Army but Police is using pellet guns in Kashmir: SP

It may be mentioned that the pellet guns were being used by the security forces against protesters in Kashmir and later lambasted for causing lethal injuries.

According to reports, these guns have been causing deadly injuries to hundreds of young protesters including kids.

Justifying the use of pellet guns, Central Reserved Police Force (CRPF) Director General (DG) K Durga Prasad on Monday said it was the ‘least-fatal’ option available with the security forces for controlling mobs.

Also Read: Stop using ‘pellet guns’: Jammu & Kashmir High Court to govt

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