PAMPORE: Government forces allegedly beat up a Tavera driver, sparking protests that included some stone-pelting and a nearly half-hour traffic jam on the Jammu-Srinagar highway at Drangbal, Pampore, in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Thursday afternoon.
Eyewitnesses told Kashmir Reader that an army vehicle hit a Tavera vehicle, after which the army thrashed the driver of the vehicle.
They said that when locals saw the driver being thrashed by the army soldiers, they gathered around and started protesting.
Witnesses told Kashmir Reader that some youths pelted stones at the CRPF troops deployed in the area. They said that the CRPF troops came to the spot and started beating up some of the gathered locals. They also allegedly broke the glasses of a garments shop and damaged some vehicles at Drangbal.
When police reached the spot, they took both the army vehicle and the Tavera to police station Pampore, where, police sources claimed, they made the army soldiers pay compensation to the driver.