Former Minister accuses Police officer for instigating youth

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Peoples Democratic Party leader Qazi Afzal has accused a police officer of Ganderbal for instigating against him during a party meeting in Central Kashmir’s Kurhama area of District Ganderbal.

According to reports, Peoples Democratic Party had called for party workers meeting in Kurhama Ganderbal that was presided by former Finance Minister Tariq Hamid Qara.

Reports said that scores of youth appeared outside the venue and raised slogans against political parties of Jammu and Kashmir. The timely intervention of Station House Officer Khirbhawani forced youth to leave the venue.

PDP leader and former Forest Minister Qazi Afzal told CNS that SHO Khirbhawani instigated youth. “I am witness to it that said police officer provided cash to them to disrupt the meeting. I have no regrets that why these youth raised slogans but the biggest question is why and how they enjoyed the backing of this police officer,” Afzal said adding that in democracy everyone has right to propagate his or her ideas.

SHO Khirbhawani termed the allegations baseless and said that it was police, which created calm and order in the area. “He is accusing me without any reason. He wanted that I should arrest all the youth but I managed to disperse them peacefully and without any hue and cry,” he said adding that it is not always reasonable to use force on protestors who wish to disperse peacefully.

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