Srinagar: Harayana police has registered a case and constituted a special investigation team (SIT) in to the assault of Kashmiri students in Mahendergarh town of the state.
Director General of Police (DGP) B.S. Sandhu, IPS, Harayana told Srinagar-based news agency GNS that FIR no 53/2018 under section 148 (rioting), 149 (unlawful assembly), 341 (wrongful restraint), 323 (voluntary causing hurt) IPC has been registered in Mahendergarh police station.
“We have constituted a SIT headed by IGP DR CS Roy and have procured a video clip which will help us to identify those responsible”, Sandhu said, adding that strict action will be taken against those found involved.
The IGP, he said will also interact with the students who have been beaten.
The students of Harayana central university were beaten while returning to campus after offering Friday prayers. The incident took place Mahendergarh town.
Soon after the reports, the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and her predecessor Omar Abdullah took to twitter and condemned the assault.
“Shocked & disturbed to hear reports of Kashmiri students being assaulted in Mahendargarh, Haryana,” tweeted Mehbooba and urged authorities to investigate and take strict action.
Omar Abdullah also reacted sharply and termed the incident against the spirit of Prime Minister Narender Modi’s speech onAugust 15 calling for embracing Kashmiris
“This is terrible & goes against the spirit of what @PMOIndia @narendramodi ji said from the ramparts of the Red Fort. I hope the authorities in Haryana act quickly against this violence,” tweeted Omar Abdullah who is also working president of National Conference and leader of opposition in state legislative assembly.
Following the tweets, Director General of Police (DG), J&K, SP Vaid said that he has taken the matter with their counterparts in Haryana.
“In touch with DGP Harayana. Police is taking cognizance of the incident,” DGP tweeted. (GNS)