Clashes rock Hajin during search operation

Youth hit by pellets in left eye, referred to SMHS

EJAZ-UL-HAQ BHAT
Hajin (Bandipora), Publish Date: Oct 18 2017 12:22AM | Updated Date: Oct 18 2017 12:22AM
Clashes rock Hajin during search operationFile Photo

A youth was injured during clashes in Hajin area of Bandipora district on Tuesday.

Reports said that youth took to streets after government forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Parrey Mohalla of Hajin in the wee hours.

They said that youth pelted stones on forces who responded by firing several teargas shells and pellets to disperse them, triggering clashes.

A youth was hit by a pellet in his left eye during the clashes, they said. He was rushed to Community Health Centre (CHC) Hajin where from he was referred to SMHS hospital for specialized treatment.

Earlier, Army’s 13 RR Unit, SOG of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint cordon and search operation in Parrey Mohalla area at around 4:30 am following inputs about the presence of militants.

 An official said that as soon as search operation was launched by the force youth took to streets and clashed with them. “The operation was called off at around 8 am in the morning,” he said.