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Mistake in defusing IED: CRPF

PTI
Published Apr 10, 2014, 7:47 am IST
Updated Apr 8, 2019, 1:06 am IST
Could have been a “mistake” by CRPF officials while deactivating the landmine
 
New Delhi: Faced with severe criticism over the manner in which an IED was defused by its  personnel at Aurangabad in Bihar, the Central Reserve Police Force on  Wednesday indicated that there could have been a “mistake” by its officials while deactivating the landmine, which left three of its personnel dead and seven others  injured.
 
However, CRPF chief Dilip Trivedi rejected allegations of shortcomings in the evacuation of one of its jawans whose appeal to save him was flashed across TV  channels and social media platforms.
 
“Our officers have come back (from Bihar) after investigations in this case. The information that I have got is that there is no such lapse.  Also, may be, it can be said that there could have been a slight mistake or lapse in handling the IED but it can be a human error,” he said.
 
The CRPF DG defended his injured Jawan Dilip Kumar, who was seen making a fervent appeal to save his life in a video clip. “When someone has seen a blast he could be disturbed. He is not careful about the timing and other things.”
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