Army thrashes JKP cops: The police statement

Srinagar

The police has issued the statement on the issue of army thrashing the cops at police station Gund in Ganderbal.

The statement is  reproduced verbatim here.

During intervening night of 21/22-07-2017, a group of 30 personnel of 24 RR in civvies travelling in 4 different vehicles escaped forcibly from the Naka point established by police station Sonmarg at Poney Stand.

The said vehicles were carrying the army personnel, who were coming back after Yatra. Due to the already issued cut off timing and present circumstances it was not feasible to allow Yatris after cut off time.

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

However the personnel, who were in civvies without showing any identification, came down from the vehicles and started thrashing the on duty officer and other officials, resulting in injuries to said ASI on spot.

After that army parties of COB Gund and COB Surfraw 24 RR headed by captain Shukla along with the personnel in civvies entered in P/S Gund and thrashed/injured all the police personnel present in the P/S and damaged some records of P/S Gund Ganderbal as well as some belongings of officials.

In this regard case FIR No. 18/2017 U/S 147, 148, 307, 323, 332, 353, 427, 120-B RPC has been registered.

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