Batamaloo Shuts after Cops ‘Thrash’ Motorist

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J&K Police patrolling a street in Batamaloo after protests against alleged thrashing of a youth on April 23, 2016. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)
J&K Police patrolling a street in Batamaloo after protests against alleged thrashing of a youth on April 23, 2016. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

Normal life was disrupted in Batamaloo area of Srinagar city when a group of people resorted to stone-pelting and enforced a shutdown in the area after a couple of cops allegedly beat up a motorist blue and black in full public view on Saturday.

Reports said that Nasrulla Mir, 38, son of Muhammad Razaq of Bonipora Dharwani Batmaloo was stopped by traffic cops at Batamaloo and asked to produce documents of his vehicle. “During the checking, there was scuffle between cops and the youth. The cops thrashed the youth, resulting in injuries to him,” alleged locals.

A senior police official, however, said that the youth attacked Sub-Inspector Traffic Farooq Ahmad. He said that the youth was taken to a hospital and that he didn’t suffer any physical injury.

Following the incident, the agitated people pelted stones on the police while shopkeepers downed their shutters.

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