KL NEWS NETWORK
Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday evening issued a statement detailing situation across Kashmir today.
The 282-worded statement is being reproduced here verbatim for larger public interest
Except for the five minor incidents of stone pelting by miscreants on police deployments in Islamabad, Sopore and Bandipora districts, overall situation in the Valley remained normal and under control.
Although restrictions under section 144/Cr PC remained in force in the Valley, curfew was imposed in some parts of Srinagar and Islamabad town only.
A group of miscreants assembled near village Semthan on Srinagar-Jammu road and tried to block the Highway by placing wooden logs and obstacles to restrict the vehicular traffic movement.
The miscreants also smashed the panes of some vehicles and tried to stop the vehicles/trucks carrying essential commodities.
The police party headed by SHO Bijbehara visited the spot to ensure smooth vehicular movement on the Highway, following which the miscreants resorted to stone pelting upon the police/security forces due to which 12 police/security personnel were injured.
In order to clear the Highway and ensure smooth flow of vehicular traffic, the Police/Security forces were compelled to use mild force, which caused injuries to eight miscreants/stone pelters.
Two of them were referred to SMHS/SKIMS for further treatment, and the condition of both is stable.
Referring to the news report published in a section of print and social media today regarding the number of persons injured in Langate town, is false, baseless and misleading.
It is clarified that a mob of more than 2000 miscreants assembled at main chowk Langate and started heavy stone pelting on deployment and police post Langate, due to which 38 police/security personnel were injured.
While dispersing the mob, 11 miscreants were injured, most of them due to stampede out of which three of them were referred to Srinagar. The condition of all of them is stable.