Army soldiers assault policemen, ransack police station in Ganderbal

Army soldiers assault policemen, ransack police station in Ganderbal
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Sheikh Anees
Ganderbal: Army soldiers assaulted policemen and ransacked police station Gund in Ganderbal district, police said on Saturday.
The incident took place late last evening after policemen tried to stop soldiers in civvies who were returning from Amarnath yatra.
SSP Ganderbal, Fayaz Ahmad Lone told Kashmir Reader that incident occurred after army soldiers in civvies were not allowed to move ahead during night hours.
“Army soldiers came and ransacked the police station. Some of the policemen are injured,” SSP Fayaz Ahmad said. He, however, added that army has initiated an inquiry into the incident.
Meanwhile, police have registered a case against the group of army personnel for vandalizing the Gund police station.
A case has been registered against the caused army personnel at Police Station Gund and investigations have been taken up, police said.
Giving details sources said that police station was attacked, ransacked and policemen were injured by about 150 army soldiers who belonged to 24 RR army camp Gund and Surfraw in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.
They attacked and damaged police station property, and manhandled policemen on duty, sources said.
Officials said that the verbal brawl between the policemen and army soldiers turned ugly after a group of army personals in civvies while returning from Baltal last evening were not allowed to move ahead by a police party on duty on Srinagar Leh highway at Gund as authorities had prohibited movement of yatris on the highway due to prevailing situation.
However they said as the army vehicle reached near Gund police station another alert police party stopped the vehicle resulting in a scuffle between the two parties resulting in injuries to six police personnel including ASI Ghulam Rasool who headed the naka Party.
They said that scuffle changed in clashes after a group of army soldiers came from local army camp to support their colleagues in civvies and thrashed the policemen after barging in to the police station Gund.

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