Eight policemen injured as Armymen beat them up in Kashmir's Ganderbal district

An FIR has been registered after Indian Army soldiers allegedly beat up policemen in Ganderbal in Kashmir.

The Armymen were returning from the Amarnath Yatra. They also ransacked the police station and official records, the report said. It was further alleged that some Army personnel even entered into an altercation at the police station. The said vehicles carrying the army personnel, who were coming back after Yatra.

"A minor altercation took place last night between some Army personnel returning from the Amarnath Yatra in civil dress and Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel at Gund".

Sources said the army men alighted from their vehicles and without disclosing their identity beat the policemen manning the check point. He said that at least 32 army men in civvies barged into the police station building and attacked the policemen there. The armymen allegedly damaged desktops and laptops at the police station, besides tearing off the Daily Diary (DD).

A senior police officer told Kashmir Reader that a group of 30 army men in civvies, whom police took to be yatris, first broke a police naka (checkpoint) at Sonamarg.

Senior officials of the army and police have rushed to the spot to investigate the matter.

The naka party of P/S Gund Ganderbal headed by ASI Gh Rasool No.26/T stopped the said vehicles as per the directions.

"Measures to prevent recurrence have been taken", he added.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday afternoon said its Director General Shesh Paul Vaid has been assured by the Commander of the Srinagar-based Chinar (15) Corps that action would be taken against the soldiers involved in the incident.

In this regard case FIR No. 18/2017 U/S 147, 148, 307, 323, 332, 353, 427, 120-B RPC has been registered. However, they were later joined by the army personnel in uniform, he added. "This requires immediate clarification/action by the authorities", Mr Abdullah, who is the working president of National Conference (NC), wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.

"Two of them have received grievous injuries", said a police official.

Related Articles