8 Army Men Booked For Beating Up Three Civilians

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police registered a case against eight Army men on Wednesday for allegedly roughing up three people in Ramban district.

An official said that the case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code was registered at Banihal police station against eight personnel of a Rashtriya Rifles unit on the complaint of a sarpanch.

He said that the Sarpanch, Panchayat Mahoo-Khari, came to the Police Post Khari along with the injured – Mohammad Rafiq, Bilal Ahmad, and Abdul Rasheed and alleged that they were beaten up by the troops without any provocation when they were going to Upper Trana forest area for buying sheep and goats.

He added that they also alleged that the troops snatched their mobile phones and some cash from them at Gadha Nala.

Soon after the complaint police have taken cognizance of the matter and accordingly registered a case against the army.

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