In a statement issued on Friday, Police said that some stray incidents of stone pelting were reported in the afternoon from Qaimoh, Wanpoh in Kulgam, Naid Khai, Sopore, Papchan, Bandipora and Nowhatta in Srinagar.
“One person Amir Ahmad was injured at Wanpoh; he has been shifted to Srinagar Hospital where his condition is being reported to be stable, besides a lady Hasina was injured in Sopore she was shifted to the hospital,” the statement informed.
In another statement addressed to editors police said, “Some news agencies have reported that one person is seriously injured and has been admitted in SKIMS Soura, Srinagar which is not correct. As has been informed through earlier press releases that some people were injured who were hospitalized and all of them are stable.”
Meanwhile a local news gathering agency said that a policeman was injured seriously after being thrashed by a group of youth at Nowhatta in Old City of Srinagar district. The youth also set ablaze the policeman’s scooter.
Reports reaching GNS said that a group of anti-Israeli protesters stopped the person on scooter and later checked his pockets. The group of youth during checking found the identity card of Police department from his wallet.
As such anti-Israeli protesters found police department card from his possession, the group of youth pounced upon him and beaten him ruthlessly, reports said, adding that the youth later torched his two-wheeler vehicle.
Meanwhile, a police official confirmed the incident and identified the injured person as special police officer (SPO) Mohammad Amin Sheikh, who was passing through the area when clashed were happening, was caught by protesters and beaten to pulp.
Amin was not on duty and was in civvies when the incident took place, he said, adding that he is posted in Lal Bazar area.
“A case has been registered in this regard and further investigation taken up,” the official said.