PALHALLAN KILLING: 5 injured in fresh clashes

PALHALLAN KILLING:  5 injured in fresh clashes

Palhallan is on boil from past four days against killing of 22 year old Farooq Ahmad, who was allegedly shot dead by the forces personnel on Tuesday evening.

At least five persons, including two civilians and Superintendent of Police, were injured in fresh clashes between police and youth here in this north Kashmir area on Friday.

Palhallan is on boil from past four days against killing of 22 year old Farooq Ahmad, who was allegedly shot dead by the forces personnel on Tuesday evening.

 

Witnesses said protests turned violent this evening when youth clashed with joint contingents of police and paramilitary forces. “Police fired pelts to disperse the protestors, leaving two youth injured. The forces also burst dozens of teargas shells to disperse the protesters. Demonstrators were demanding the arrest of forces personnel involved in the Farooq’s killing. 

 

Deputy Inspector General of Police, north Kashmir, Gareeb Das while talking to Greater Kashmir said, “Two civilians and three cops were injured in the clashes. One of the Additional Superintendent of Police, Manzoor Ahmad, received minor injuries while handling the protesters. Two cops have also received injuries. All are stable.”

 

The DIG said that protestors pelted stones on forces at the time of withdrawal in the evening.  


‘EXEMPLARY PUNISHMENT TO GUILTY’

 

 Police on Friday said they would set an example by punishing the people who opened fire that resulted in the death of youth, Farooq Ahmed Dar at Palhallan earlier this week.

 

 “We have registered an FIR against the force personnel. Those who are found involved in killing will be given exemplary punishment,” said DIG Gareeb Das.

 

“We are providing every necessary detail for a transparent inquiry,” the DIG said adding that inquiry is going on and Police are fully cooperating with the Inquiry Officer.

 

The senior police officer said that if family of slain youth show willingness, the department would provide a job to one of their members in police department.