2 cops among 3 injured in Mendhar

Two policemen among three persons were injured in Salwah village of Mendhar in a scuffle between a team of police and villagers.

Sources said a team of police from Mendhar police station was sent to Salwah village on Saturday evening to arrest a man booked for growing poppy.

When the police team raided his house in Salwah village, sources said, some villagers resisted the action which led to heated arguments between the two sides after which a scuffle broke out.

Police sources alleged that villagers attacked the cops on duty causing injuries of two police personnel including SGCT Yaseen Ahmed and SPO Mumtaz Ahmed. A civilian identified as Waseem Ahmed also got injured.

Sub divisional police officer Mendhar, Neeraj Padyar said that a case has been registered.