Kashmir: CRPF vandalizes SMC office in Srinagar

Srinagar: Government forces on Monday caused massive damage to the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) office building located at Rawatpora Baghat area of uptown Srinagar city.

The building owned by SMC according to the employees was attacked with stones from everywhere and all the windowpanes were smashed by the ‘unbridled’ Central Reserve Police Force personnel.  Ward Officer Muhammad Altaf Dar told news agency CNS that after a stone-pelting incident in the area, CRPF personnel went on rampage and they not only ransacked residential houses but also caused massive damage to the SMC office. “It was hell like situation in the office. The employees ran for cover while CRPF men barged into the office, ransacked official documents and damaged furniture, electronic appliances, doors and windows. All the windowpanes of this 3 storey building were smashed by these men with stones, guns and sticks,” Dar said.

“We recorded CRPF vandalism on our cell phones but in wake of of gag on mobile internet we can’t share it with anyone. However, we have apprised the authorities who assured probe into the incident,” the SMC official said.

The SMC employees alleged that CRPF men lobbed tear-smoke shells inside the rooms of the office building and even thrashed employees without any provocation. (CNS)

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