Police to Compile Data of ‘Stone Pelters, their Motivators’ in Kupwara

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While curfew has been imposed in Handwara following three killings on April 13, 2016, youth resorted to stone-pelting on Wednesday. (KL Image: Mohammad Abu Bakr)
While curfew has been imposed in Handwara following three killings on April 13, 2016, youth resorted to stone-pelting on Wednesday. (KL file Image: Mohammad Abu Bakr)

In wake of recent clashes and subsequent violence in Kupwara district that claimed lives of five civilians including a woman, police authorities Saturday formed a team of three officials to compile the data of stone-pelters, instigators and those who allegedly motivate them to resort to stone pelting in the district.

According to a senior police officer, a three member team is tasked to visit all police stations and get the required data from SHOs.

“The team members will also ascertain and compile action taken report against stone-pelters and their motivators on weekly basis (every Tuesday). The supervisory officers or SHOs who fail to provide data shall be dealt under the law,” said the officer requesting anonymity.

“The trouble mongers would be kept under strict surveillance and stern action under law taken against them for creating law and order situation,” he added.

The team shall start compiling the data of trouble mongers from Monday, according to the official.

Clashes erupted in Handwara tehsil of Kupwara district on April 12, after two youths and a woman were killed in forces’ firing following an alleged molestation bid by army man.

The clashes later spread to other major towns of the district and two more youths were killed in firing and eight others injured even after authorities imposed curfew across the district. (KNS)

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