Bandipore: Police and CRPF Baton Charge Villagers Protesting Army Action

A social website photograph showing the two seriously injured residents on the road.
A social website photograph showing the two seriously injured Bandipore residents on the road.



Police on Monday used tear smoke shells to disperse people who were protesting against the Army, after they allegedly brutalised seven villagers including a woman in Chuntimullah Bandipora.

Hundreds  of villagers from Arin, Kunan, Chuntimullha and Kudara marched towards Bandipora demanding action against soldiers involved in the torture incident. Witnesses said that soon after the protesters reached Madar near Deputy Commissioner’s office police and CRPF resorted to tear gas shelling and cane charging.

Angry protesters raised slogans against police and army, witnesses said.

Earlier army barged into houses in Chuntimulla and picked up seven villages who were later allegedly tortured in the 14 RR army garrison. Locals said that the condition of the two villagers including a woman namely Sakeena and Ghulam Hussain is serious. Both were admitted in district hospital Bandipora and later referred to Srinagar.

It was not immediately known why they were picked up.

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