Clashes In Sumbal Area After The Civilian Killings, SSP Bandipora Injured

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Senior Superintendent of Police Bandipora, was injured in the ongoing clashes between men in uniform and the protesting people in Markundal, village of Sumbal area after the killing of two youth by army.

Irfan Ahmad Ganai, 18 was killed when Rashtrya Rifles men during an ambush fired upon him outside his house in Markundal. Army had reached the village in private vehicles. The incident took place Saturday, late night.

When on early Sunday, people heard about the incident they took to streets and raised anti army and anti India slogans. The army allegedly fired upon the protesters killing one more youth. He was later on identified as Irshad Ahmad Dar, of Kondebal Safapora. Irshad, was shifted to hospital in critical conditions were he succumbed.

Sources said that round about one thousand protesters staged a strong protest against the army demanding immediate arrest of the personnel involved in the killings. The district administration reached the spot and did not allow them to proceed. In the scuffle between the protesters and the police, SSP Bandipora, Bashir Ahmad Khan was injured. Police sources said that Khan was shifted to nearby hospital for treatment. They added that the situation is tense but under control.

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