Shopkeeper Injured After Being Allegedly Beaten By Police

SRINAGAR: Police on Monday evening allegedly assaulted a restaurant owner and a waiter in Pattan town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district and damaged several items inside the hotel.

Quoting sources news agency KDC that a police team headed by SDPO Pattan had beaten a restaurant waiter in Pattan market on Monday evening at 09:00 Pm in which one Person identified as Manzoor Ahmad resident of Baramulla, was injured.

Sources said that the injured person was rushed to Sub District Hospital SDH  Pattan, where he was referred to SMHS hospital Srinagar for advance treatment; however, the injured person was discharged from SMHS hospital later.

Shopkeepers have alleged that they have been assaulted by the said Police team on a regular basis during evening hours and the officer is using unparliamentarily language on a routine basis.

Meanwhile, SSP Baramulla Rayees Ahmad has refuted the allegations and told News Agency KDC that “Nobody was assaulted. Police party took round to secure night curfew, some hotel owners told to close shops as they were not obeying since last many days. When asked how this person was injured, SSP said the matter will be investigated.”

He said, “If any issue of unparliamentarily language will be dealt with and appropriately sensitized”.

Meanwhile, Shopkeepers have appealed Lt Governor Administration to transfer the said officer immediately. (KDC)



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