The police has registered a case against unnamed army personnel in the incident of allegedly using a civilian as a human shield against stone-pelters during polling in Beerwah area of the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency.
The FIR was registered at Beerwah police station on Sunday, two days after a video showed a man tied to an army jeep as a shield against stone-pelters.
The incident took place during the April 9 bypoll to the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, and has drawn widespread condemnation and anger.
A police officer said the FIR has been registered for wrongful confinement, criminal intimidation and kidnapping in order to subject person to grievous hurt.
The investigation of the case has been handed over to an officer of the Deputy Superintendent rank, the official said.
In the video that surfaced on April 14, Farooq Ahmad Dar from Khansahib in Budgam district is seen strapped to the front of a moving army jeep. A soldier can be heard saying, "This will be the fate of people who throw stones."