As per a police spokesperson at about 1900 hours on Thursday, Police Control Room (PCR) Sopore received a call from a citizen that after withdrawal of government forces from the area some stone pelters blocked the road near Chankhan Bridge and were pelting stones on civilian vehicles.
“They were threatening people boarding their cars and extorting money from them by threat and intimidation. They were collecting Rs 100 to Rs 500 from the car owners depending upon the model and make of the car. Thereafter police rushed there and arrested 2 stone pelters on spot while as others fled away from the spot”, reads a police statement.
Upon their identification 2 more stone pelters were later arrested from their homes.
A case FIR No 22/2013 under section 382,336,341 RPC, has been registered in Police Station Tarzu (Amargarh) Sopore and further investigation into the matter is going on.