Army men ‘thrash’ policemen for objecting to ‘harassment’ of motorist in north Kashmir’s Kupwara

News agency GNS reported that army personnel from 41 Rashtriya Rifles caught hold of the policemen following a scuffle and then they beat them up.

GNS
Srinagar, Publish Date: Aug 19 2017 12:03PM | Updated Date: Aug 19 2017 12:03PM
Army men ‘thrash’ policemen for objecting to ‘harassment’ of motorist in north Kashmir’s KupwaraRepresentational Image

Army men on Friday allegedly thrashed two policemen, including a Station House Officer, after they objected to ‘harassment’ of a civilian in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.

News agency GNS reported that army personnel from 41 Rashtriya Rifles caught hold of the policemen following a scuffle and then they beat them up.

One of them, Shabir Ahmad ‘munshi’ was beaten severely, police sources said.

He was later taken to sub district hospital in Kupwara.

The scuffle, they said, ensued when the ‘Munshi’ intervened to alleged irksome behaviour of the army personnel with a civilian who was asked to come out of his vehicle outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office.

The army personnel, they said, even loaded their guns but the SHO, Tariq Ahmad, came in front of ‘munshi’ and asked them to shoot him first.

Later better sense prevailed and senior officials of both police and army reached the spot to control the situation.

When contacted SSP Kupwara Samsher Hussain said that there was scuffle and “all officers are on the spot to review the situation.”

“There was a minor scuffle. All officers are at the spot and are reviewing the situation. There is nothing else,” he said.

The incident comes less than a month after several policemen, including an officer, were injured when soldiers of 24 Rashtriya Rifles entered into a police station at Gund Ganderbal in central Kashmir and thrashed them.

Meanwhile, repeated attempts to contact army’s Srinagar-based PRO couldn’t fructify.