Former RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav, who has now been inducted into BJP, today said that the Budgam firing incident was “most unfortunate” and sought compensation for the victims’ families.
“Budgam firing incident most unfortunate. Def Min should expedite inquiry and act against d guilty. Victims’ families shud get compensation (sic),” Madhav said in a tweet.
A couple of hours later, he retweeted a post by one of his followers on Twitter, which said, “Sir, it’s an unfortunate incident… They (army men) fired when the car didn’t stop when asked to. Could’ve been a threat!”.
Madhav, who is now a BJP general secretary, replied to him saying, “Yes. Army’s is a tight rope walk. That is why they are specially trained to ensure minimum mishaps”.
Two youths were killed and two others injured in army firing at Chattergam in Budgam district of Kashmir on Nov. 3.
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has termed the incident highly regrettable while the Home Ministry has sought a report from the state government in the matter.