Land grabbers headed by army man assault Sarpanch, revenue officials in Kupwara
A Sarpanch was badly injured during an anti-encroachment drive in a village in frontier district of Kupwara on Friday.
Witnesses said that at least ten land grabbers attacked a joint party of revenue and RDD officials at Halmatpora and injured a Sarpanch and some officials.
The team was evacuating six kanals of state land occupied illegally by one Rehmutuallah Khan and others, when the attack took place.
The attackers were headed by a soldier of 6 J&KLI who was on leave from work.
Amanullah Khan, the sarpach of Halmatpora, according to doctors at SDH Kupwara, has suffered injuries in upper jaw, three teeth, arm and a shoulder.