Eight cops thrashed by army personnel in Kashmir

 22 Jul 2017 - 23:38


Srinagar:  Eight Jammu and Kashmir policemen, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector, were beaten up by some army men in civvies when asked to stop at a check post in Ganderbal district. While the police yesterday said an FIR was lodged against the Army personnel involved in the incident, the Army called it “a minor altercation” and said the issue has been resolved.
The soldiers were returning after performing the Amarnath Yatra, when on Friday evening they were signalled to stop at a check post by the policemen in Gund area, 62km from here.
“The infuriated soldiers then thrashed the eight policemen and also ransacked the Gund police station,” the police said.
Police said the Army personnel in civvies were stopped as all movement of pilgrims on the highway was disallowed after 7pm due to security reasons.
State Police chief S P  Vaid has taken up the incident with “the corps commander who is looking into the incident and had promised action”, police said.
Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said in a statement: “A minor altercation took place yesterday (Friday) between some Army personnel returning from Amarnath Yatra in civil dress and the JKP personnel at Gund.”
“No major injuries were suffered in the incident. The matter has been resolved by personal intervention of senior officers.,” Kalia said.