Hajin: A family in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district has alleged that government forces ransacked their house in the name of a search operation on Tuesday night.
Naseer Ahmad, head of the family, said that a “group of two dozen men in uniform barged into our house in the middle of the night”. He alleged that the forces terrified the family by breaking open the doors. “They ransacked our home,” he said.
“The main gate of our compound is knocked down. We are not against their right to search but they broke whatever came in their way,” he said.
Naseer said that his sisters were in utter shock as policemen broke into their rooms and searched it. “They are not able to sleep as they are in shock,” Naseer said. “The policemen said that they were in search of a person who happens to be my brother’s friend. But my brother (Iqbal) is behind bars for the past 8 months,” Naseer said.
After leaving his house, Naseer said, the policemen threw stones at him and his family members. “The stones injured my mother,” Naseer said.
A senior police official confirmed that the house had been searched but denied allegations of ransacking.
The police official said that there were inputs about Iqbal’s friends hiding in the house, so “we searched it on Tuesday night.”