A news report aired by India Today on July 14, 2016 showing a Kashmiri boy saying “Geelani paid Rs 500 and drugs to pelt stones on security forces” seems to be concocted.
Bilal Ahmed Dar, 25, came to Rising Kashmir and narrated about the news report. He categorically rejected the report saying “I was tortured by CRPF men in 2008 and was told to accuse Geelani sahib in front of a camera.”
“The same video footage was aired on July 14, 2016 by India Today,” Dar said.
Pertinently, the same video has gone viral on social media.
Dar, a resident of Noorbagh Srinagar said that he is feeling very scary after the video which according to him was recorded in 2008 after he was physically tortured and compelled to record.
Narrating the incident of 2008 Dar said, “CRPF men in Srinagar caught and only left me after I recorded the statement almost on gun point.”
“My left arm was broken by CRPF men and they put salt and chilly on my wounds,” Dar said adding “after four hours JK police took me to hospital.”