Inter-rivalry between Indian Army units cause of death of 5 soldiers: HM

Inter-rivalry between Indian Army units cause of death of 5 soldiers: HM

Srinagar: Militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen Wednesday made it clear that it has no role in the killing of five Indian Army personnel in Poonch Sector during the intervening night of Aug 5 and 6.

In a statement issued to CNS, Hizb spokesperson, Salim Hashmi said that the inter-rivalry between two regiments of Indian Army was the cause of these killings.

“Whatever, Indian Defence sources claimed in this regard was totally baseless and false. Indian Defense Minister changed the statements like clothes. At first he blamed Mujahdeen for these killings. Later on, Indian Defence Minister hold Mujahdeen and Pak Army responsible for this attack and in his last statement he completely raised his finger over Pakistan Army,” Hizb spokesperson said.

He said that reliable reports suggest that on the spot of crime 20 Bihar Regiment of Indian Army had completed its duty and the forward post was taken over by 14 Marhata Line Infantry. “Army personnel from both these Units exchanged fire over the matter of some transactions which resulted in the death of five Indian soldiers,” he said.

The Hizb statement reads that Indian political parties especially right wing Hindu extremist parties are playing politics over the issue and in order to gain vote bank these parties are indulging in anti-Pakistan propaganda. (CNS)

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