CRPF orders high-level inquiry in cancer patient’s death

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Srinagar: As the death of a cancer patient received widespread condemnations from regional political parties and expressed their grief with the family, the CRPF on Wednesday has issued an order for “high-level inquiry” into the matter after his ambulance was stopped at Srinagar Jammu highway and was not allowed to move, resulted in his death.

They have issued a public statement in which they have mentioned that they are deeply anguished at the sad demise of Abdul Qayoom Banday of Doda.

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As per the reports, the person was suffering from terminal illness and while his journey to Srinagar hospital from Doda, his ambulance was “asked to halt” near Lower Munda area on April 10.

The ambulance was stopped following the “restrictions placed by the government on civilian traffic movement on highway for two days in a week.”

In a statement, CRFP has said that their sincere condolence and sympathise with the Banday family for their loss. “We would like to assure the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir that strict instructions are in place to enable speedy passage to ambulances and ailing civilians.”

The statement claimed that they have called for a high-level enquiry into the incident.

The decision to ban the civil traffic movement on highway were imposed following 14 February attack on a CRPF bus in which at least 40 CRPF troopers were killed.