Clashes in Palhalan against youth’s arrest

KL Report


Police had to use tear smoke shells to disperse protesters in Palhalan on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway after hundreds of angry people gathered to register their protest against arresting of a youth Thursday afternoon.

Earlier Police arrested Nisar Ahmad Bhat of Bhat Mohalla, Palhalan, in Hyderbeigh area.

Soon after the news of Bhat’s arrest reached Palhalan, hundreds of locals gathered on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway crossing and started raising anti-India and anti-SOG slogans.

“28 years old Bhat was arrested by SOG men situated at Hyderbeigh,” they alleged.

The police personnel swung into action and tried to chase away the protesters who in retaliation pelted stones on the men in uniform.

Police used tear smoke shells to disperse the mob and the ding dong battles were going on when the reports last came in.


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