Nowhatta clashes: Police Version

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Srinagar

Jammu Kashmir Police on Friday issued a statement stating that it was the 2nd Friday of the holy month of Ramadhan and police personnel were deployed in the area to facilitate the worshipers and prevent any untoward incident in the area, a police spokesman in a statement issued here said.

As soon as the Friday prayers concluded a huge gathering of youth started brandishing antinational flags /banners and started heavy stone pelting on Security forces who were deployed away from the Jamia Masjid near Nowhatta Chowk, the spokesman said

“During stone pelting dozens of  CRPF/police personnel including SDPO Khanyar, SHO Nowhatta got injured. One of the CRPF personnel namely HC JD Gurcharan Singh F/28 suffered grievous head injury. Then miscreants about  700 to 800  in number assembled near the main gate of Jamia Masjid and again started heavy stone pelting on the security forces,” the spokesman said.

However, security forces showed utmost restraint and some ammunition was used to disperse the miscreants and hence minimal force was used to control the situation, the spokesman said.

In this connection FIR No 16/2018 p/s  Nowhatta under section 147,148,152,307,427 RPC has been registered & investigation taken up, he added.

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