Panic gripped in Sambora area of South Kashmir’s Pampore town when unidentified youth attacked the cavalcade of Congress General Secretary damaging one of his vehicle badly on Monday.
Sources told CNS that scores of Kakapora residents arrived at Srinagar Airport to receive Congress General Secretary Muhammad Anwar Bhat who according to some of the residents of Kakapora played a key role in granting Tehsil status to the area.
Kakapora residents according to sources took Bhat in the form of procession from Srinagar to Kakapora.
“As the cavalcade with people carrying Congress party flags reached near Samboora, some miscreants appeared on road and attacked us with stones. One of the vehicles was damaged badly while one person received minor injuries,” a person part of the procession told CNS.
Eyewitnesses told CNS that some people jumped from the vehicles and ran for cover. Reports said that timely intervention of police forced unidentified youth to disperse immediately.
Reports said that as the Bhat and people accompanying him reached Kakpora, they used public address system directing shopkeeper owners of Sambora area to close their shops in the area. Eyewitnesses said that some agitated people ransacked the two shops, however, the timely intervention of respectable citizens brought things under control.
Congress party leader Muhammad Anwar Bhat told CNS that police had not made enough security arrangements even though he had informed a particular police official about his arrival. “I was assured by the police official about the safety but don’t know where from the miscreants who have affiliation with militants appeared on the road and attacked my cavalcade,” Bhat said.
When contacted Station House Officer Pampore, Amit Sharma told CNS that it seems there is some personal rivalry between few people of Samboora and Kakapora as a result this incident occurred near Sambora. “We have identified two to three miscreants and soon they we will be called to police station,” he said adding that police had made proper security arrangements.
Superintendent of Police Awantipora told CNS that he will look into the matter and will try to know what actually has happened.