12 injured after clashes erupt against forces’ ‘high-handedness’ in Shopian

Several persons were injured in alleged beatings by the government forces on Saturday morning in Nagbal area of Shopian in south Kashmir.
12 injured after clashes erupt against forces’ ‘high-handedness’ in Shopian
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Several persons were injured after clashes erupted in a village in south Kashmir's Shopian against alleged beatings by the government forces on Saturday morning.

Witnesses and reports said that forces thrashed the inmates after barging into their houses in Werpora village of Nagbal at around 4 am today.

Properties worth crores of rupees was vandalized by the forces, they said.

People took to streets and staged massive protests against the forces' action, said a local.

"They (forces) fired pellets and bullets on protesters," he said.

One of the youths has received a bullet injury and was shifted to District Hospital Anantnag for treatment.

Doctors at DH Anantnag confirmed that a youth hit by a bullet in his leg was being treated there.

Police version:

In reference to the news story circulated on some news portals and social media sites under the title  several injured in Shopian and property damaged,

The Shopian police administration has clarified that on a tip off, police and security forces cordoned off  the Urpora -Nagbal area  and conducted the search operations early today morning.  

At the time of withdrawal miscreants in large numbers from Hushnpora Daschnu and Humana etc assembled and pelted stones on the joint party. 

Thirty eight police CRPF/Security force men were injured and four of their vehicles were damaged. 

Police and Security force men exercised maximum restraint. 

The miscreants were chased away by using mild force. 

Some private vehicles  were damaged in stone pelting.

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