Srinagar: Clashes erupted in Batamaloo on Saturday after a biker was beaten up by traffic policemen following an argument over documents. A sub-inspector also sustained injuries in the attack by the biker and his pillion rider, police said.
Witnesses said that sub-inspector Farooq Ahmad asked the biker, Nasrulla Mir, to show documents of the bike. However, while checking documents the two had a heated exchange of words, which morphed into a scuffle. Other policemen present at the spot beat up the biker and pillion rider.
Mir had suffered head injury and was referred to SKIMS, said SMHS Hospital deputy medical superintendent Dr Kawaljeet Singh.
Soon after the incident, clashes erupted in Batamaloo and its adjoining areas. Protesters pelted police with stones and were in turn chased away with teargas canisters, pepper gas, stun grenades and baton charge.
A police spokesman said that Mir, a resident of Darwani, Batamaloo, had been stopped by traffic policemen at Kaman Post, Batamaloo, and was asked to show the documents of his bike.
“During the checking, he physically assaulted sub-inspector Farooq Ahmad who suffered grievous injuries. The injured SI was shifted to Hospital. Nasrullah Mir also got some minor injuries and was shifted to Hospital where his condition is stable. A case FIR No 46/2016 has been registered into the matter at Police Station Batamaloo,” he said.