Residents of Bomai village in northern Kashmir accuse forces of vandalism, harassment

Srinagar

The residents of Zaloora village in Bomai area of Sopore in northern part of Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday accused the forces of vandalism and loot.

Local sources said that the personnel of 22RR Of Indian Army and Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a search operation in the village at around 11pm on Tuesday.

“As the forces couldn’t find anything in the village they gate crashed into several houses and started vandalising the properties and thrashing the inmates,” a local infirmed Kashmir Life.

The residents of the village alleged that they including the womenfolk and kids were asked to move out of their houses and were forced to spent the night in their lawns till 4 am.

“Even a 6 month old and his mother were not allowed to stay in their house,” they said.

Another villager claimed that when they went back to their house in the morning, they found a number of things missing including a golden earring.

He said that one of his neighbors’ godown was also vandalised and a number of items from there were missing in the morning.

A senior citizen of the village said that the forces personnel also misbehaved with the womenfolk and harassed them.

Repeated attempts to contact the local police officials failed.

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