DGP blames Hurriyat (G) for Monday’s violence
DGP BLAMES HURRIYAT (G) FOR MONDAY’S VIOLENCE
Srinagar, Sept 13: The Director General of Police (DGP) Kuldeep Khoda on Monday accused Hurriyat Conference (G) of inciting violence in the Valley.
“Hurriyat(G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani’s close aide, Imtiyaz Haider had made plans to provoke people to assemble at various places across Kashmir. We arrested 52 people most of them are either affiliated with Hurriyat(G) or Muslim League,” Khoda told a news conference here.
He said the 13 persons were killed and 158, including 113 policemen, were injured in day long clashes across the Valley.
“The government is duty bound to protect life and property of the people but valley witnessed large scale violence against alleged desecration of the holy Quran in United States, which has been already condemned by the government,” Khoda said.
The DGP, who was flanked by Principal Secretary Home, B R Sharma, Additional Director General of Police, K Rajendra and Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, S. M. Sahai said that police had to resort firing to control the violent mob at various places in the valley in which 13 persons died and 45 got injured.
He said one policeman also died in Budgam while 113 police personnel received injuries, 41 of them including Superintendent of Police Bandipore have sustained grievous injuries. He said the SP Bandipore had to be airlifted to Srinagar for treatment.
Khoda said that one branch of Tyndale Biscoe school building was set ablaze in Tangmarg besides Tehsildar’s official residence, Treasury office, court office, veterinary office, Patwar Khana etc were also burnt.
He said violence which is backdrop of desecration of the holy Quran was also reported from Banihal, Doda, Kashtigarh, Poonch, Mandi etc.
He said CRPF camp in Chrar-i-Sharief and Go Go land BSF camp in Rangreth and forces convoy were also attacked.
Principal Secretary Home B. R. Sharma said that the cabinet which met here today has also condemned the alleged desecration of the holy Quran. The cabinet has unanimously appealed to the people to maintain calm and do not take law into their hands.
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