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CRPF hints at mistake in defusing IED in Aurangabad

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 10, 2014
First Published: 00:17 IST(10/4/2014) | Last Updated: 00:20 IST(10/4/2014)

The CRPF on Wednesday indicated that there could have been a mistake by its officials in defusing an IED in Bihar’s Aurangabad district, which left three of its personnel dead and seven others injured.

However, CRPF chief Dilip Trivedi dismissed any shortcomings in the evacuation of one of its jawans, whose heart-wrenching appeal to save him was flashed across television channels and social media platforms.

“Our officers have come back (from Bihar) after investigations. The information I have is that there is no such lapse (in evacuating the injured).

Also, maybe it can be said there could have been a slight mistake or lapse in handling the IED but it can be human error,” Trivedi said.

“Even experts commit mistakes but it is important to see that our men went on a mission of national security…and we should not be doubtful about someone who has sacrificed his life,” Trivedi added on Wednesday.

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