Police ‘inaction’ triggers clashes in Sopore

Baramulla: Violent clashes broke out Wednesday in Sopore town of this north Kashmir district when forces burst teargas canisters to disperse a group of people, who were protesting against the alleged police inaction to trace a youth, who was abducted by unknown gunmen last month
Scores of men, women and children this morning appeared outside the police station, Arampora in the town and staged demonstrations against the police for their alleged failure to trace Mushtaq Ahmad Changa, who was kidnapped by unknown masked gunmen from his house in Hyder Colony on January 29 last year, reports said Wednesday. Chanting slogans, the protesters alleged that over 20 days have passed but police has failed to locate the youth. Besides enforcing shutdown in Umer Market, angry protesters also hurled rocks and bricks on the police station.
“Cops came out and used batons to disperse the protesters. However, the protesters attacked them with stones. Later, forces burst teargas canisters to disperse the stone pelting youth. This led to intense clashes in the area,” reports said.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Sopore, Abdul Qayoom told Kashmir Reader that the militants have abducted the youth and police was trying to locate him. Police, he said, has already filed a case Fir No16/2014 under section 365 in this regard