After retrieving the body of a foreign militant from an orchard in South Kashmir’s Tral town, police Saturday arrested at least 6 persons in this connection. Meanwhile, the Dadasara area of Tral observed a complete shutdown after Army personnel allegedly barged into a house and without any ‘provocation’ thrashed the inmates.
Sources told CNS that in connection with the retrieving of the body of a militant who was injured in a gunfight earlier near Amirabad area, police arrested six youth during different raids. The arrested youth have been identified as Shabir Ahmed Bhat son of Ghulam Nabi resident of Dadsara, Muhammad Suhail Malik son of Muhammad Kamal resident of Lurgam, Muhammad Adil Rather son Muhammad Akbar, Siyar Ahmed Shah son of Abdul Ahad and Javid Ahmed Bhat son of Abdul Satar all residents of Ruthsuna Tral.
A top police official told CNS that they have inputs these youth played a key role in shifting the dead body of the Pakistani militant Syed Bhai from one place to another. “We are questioning them and hopefully we will get some more leads,” he said.
Meanwhile, people observed a complete shutdown in Dadsar area of Tral town after Army personnel from 3 RR allegedly barged into the house of Javid Akbar Shiekh and thrashed the inmates without any provocation. The family members told CNS that Army personnel roughed them up for none of their fault. “They beat Abdul Rasheed Shiekh, Javid Ahmed Shiekh and Muhammad Ishfaq Shiek mercilessly. Abdul Rasheed received three stitches on his face,” they said.
Eyewitnesses said that soon after the incident, people took to streets while shopkeepers downed their shutters and staged a protest against the Army. “We went to police station to lodge a complaint but the police officials told us that Army claimed that there was stone-pelting going on in the area. Army is lying as the area was calm and normal,” locals told CNS.
When contacted a top police official said that he has no information about the incident. Despite repeated attempts Commanding Officer 3 RR D.K.Malik could not be contacted while Defense spokesperson N.N.Joshi told CNS that no such incident occurred in Dadasara. “I talked to 3 RR officials who said no Army personnel thrashed anyone at Dadsara,” he said.