"They (crossfire victims) were shot from three different sides and no weapon was recovered from their bodies. Such incidents cannot be justified under any circumstance as it goes against the basic tenets of the Convention on Human Rights."
"The information contained in that report is factually incorrect. Consensus is emerging that family members were not even in the corresponding room. The video footage in question does show family members in the room but the crucial factor whether they were in that particular room or not could not be ascertained. The crucial fact that they were put in harm's way is indisputable."
A senior police official said family members and workers of the said fruit shop were not detained. “No one at the shop was detained. The police team had sought the militants inside the shop. When crossfire started, people fled from the shop,” said an officer.
"The police made it a point to say that no one was detained. That was not the case. The report says there was no detention. Incidentally, the next day it fabricated statements to the media to make it appear that we were not involved in any killing.
"It is a regular stand of the CM’s office. The report, according to Dr (some unnamed senior officer or of BSF (Border Security Force) has overtly politicised the incident. But the animal bone was found between (the) militants’ bodies. There was no confession by any of the accused. All of them were killed in crossfire. These are conclusive facts." d2c66b5586