#Day52: ‘Er Rasheed Dragged, Manhandled, Abused’



Er Rasheed in PS Rajbagh on August 29, 2016

J&K Police Monday arrested about 50 persons along with Engineer Rasheed to foil AIP’s scheduled sit-in outside army headquarters Badambagh against forced labour which army subjected to people from 1989 onwards.

Rasheed was detained on way to Badambagh and lodged in police station Raj Bagh.

“Heavy contingent of police stopped Er Rasheed, dragged him out of his vehicle and manhandled him,” AIP spokesperson said in a statement this afternoon.

“Police men hurled abuses at him and took him to police station Raj Bagh. Watching the incident hundreds of people from adjoining localities gathered outside police station Raj Bagh and started slogans against police highhandedness,” the statement said.

“Protestors raised slogans seeking plebiscite and compensation for the forced labour to which people were subjected to in every nook and corner of state. Police arrested around 50 protestors and lodged all of them along with Er Rasheed in police station Raj Bagh,” the statement added.

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