Protest against Army in Handwara

Srinagar, July 18: Army personnel in north Kashmir’s Haril area of Handwara allegedly thrashed many people including Sarpanch on Thursday. The incident triggered massive protest with people demanding action against the erring Army personnel.
 Sarpanch Nazir Ahmed said during patrolling the 30 RR personnel checked the identity cards of few pedestrians. “Without any provocation these Army personnel started thrashing them.  When I tried to intervene, they beat me to pulp. Army personnel have let loose a reign of terror in the area as no one in able to control them,” the Sarpanch said.
 Police officials reached on the spot and pacified the protestors assuring us that such incidents would not reoccur.
 Reacting sharply to the incident, MLA Langate Engineer Rashid condemned the incident. “We all know that Army rules in Kashmir and they are free to do anything. Government exists by name only,” he said.
 He claimed that the sarpanch Nazir Ahmed is the block president of his Awami Ithihaad Party. (CNS)

I held with forest herbs in Baramulla
Srinagar July 18: Police arrested a person and recovered illegal forest products from him in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday.    
 In a statement a police spokesman said police intercepted an Alto bearing registration number JK15/2445 at Nowshera, Baramulla. “During search of the car about 23 kgs of illegal forest products (Tripati) was recovered. The driver of the car was arrested. A case FIR number 61/2013 under section 379, 6 EEF Act has been registered in this regard,” the statement said. 

Lastupdate on : Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 19 Jul 2013 00:00:00 IST

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