TROOPERS ON WINDOWPANE SMASHING SPREE IN CITY
GK CITY CORRESPONDENT
Srinagar, June 30: Even though curfew has put a check on the protest demonstrations, the paramilitary CRPF is allegedly continuing to smash windowpanes of residential houses and civilian vehicles which ever come their way, the Srinagarites have alleged. But the worst, a prominent doctor couple said, they witnessed Tuesday evening.
Retired professor of Surgery, Dr Pirzada Abdul Rashid and his wife Dr Wazira Khanam, former principal GMC where held up at their relative’s residence at Hyderpora.
The whole day, the couple kept waiting for the situation to calm down so that they could go back to their home at Bemina. At around 9 PM the couple found it convenient and left for their residence via Hyderpora Bypass.
Till halfway it was peaceful. “But the moment we reached the Tengpora bridge, the CRPF men standing on the left of the highway stopped our vehicle. After peeping inside, they allowed us proceed,” Dr Wazira told Greater Kashmir.
But she said the moment her husband put his feet on the accelerator, there was a big bang from behind.
“Our rare window was in pieces as the CRPF men threw a huge stone on it from behind,” he recapped.
The couple said they didn’t argue with the troopers but left the spot as if nothing had happened.
“For some reasons we should be thankful because had they targeted us from the front, the attack could prove deadly,” she said.
The medico said had the stone touched their head, it could have meant death.
Meanwhile the residents of areas like Baran Pather, Batamaloo, Tengpora, Maisuma, Hyderpora and Rambagh said the windowpanes of their houses and vehicles were damaged by the CRPF.
As per the complainants, the CRPF resorted to stone pelting without provocation, a charge denied by the paramilitary force.
“They (people) want to defame us,” said a CRPF official.
Meanwhile, residents of Bazar Batamalloo Wednesday evening said: "The CRPF troopers cut the power supply at our colony".
For some reasons we should be thankful because had they targeted us from the front, the attack could prove deadly.
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