Army, SOG men allegedly ransack Bandipora village

Bandipora: The villagers of Ashtengoo in north Kashmir’s Bandipora, Monday alleged that army soldiers barged into their houses and ransacked property besides thrashing many including women.
The villagers mourning the death of a youth Naseer Ahmad Sheikh, and cop Shahzad Ahmad killed in different incidents on Friday, said that they had blocked the road outside in protest of the killings halting the traffic moment.
As per local sources in the meantime an army convoy passed the area which was pelted with stones by the youth.
Locals alleged that army came down heavily on villagers and ransacked properties and broke window panes of various houses including a Mousque besides thrashing many people including women and damaging parked vehicles.
After the incident the police reached the spot which further angered the people who protested against what they called force’s highhandedness.
They alleged that army and SOG men ransacked Tawheed Mohalla and Hagerpora areas of the village.
Pertinently, a cop, Shahzad Ahmad Sofi and a civilian Naseer Ahmad were laid to rest side by side in the martyr’s graveyard of Ashtengoo. While Shahzad was killed in a militant attack, Naseer got killed at the hands of forces.