Haryana Police says it’s acting against those who assaulted JK students

Srinagar: After two students of Central University of Haryana, in Mahendergarh were thrashed by the local goons, Haryana Police on Saturday lodged an FIR and claimed to have arrested the main accused in the incident.
“They were following us and we did not pay any heed. At Masani Chowk we parked our bike and as we were still standing near the bike, some people came and started hitting us. I could not understand why they were hitting us. My friend was also hit and he ran away and saved himself”,” said Aftab Ahmad.
Aftab Ahmad was accompanied by his friend to the University campus after Friday prayers when the assault took place.
“I kept asking them why you are hitting us. I am a student of Central University. I could only utter these words only. There were people who were watching us and they did nothing,” he said.
Meanwhile, an FIR was registered at the Mahendergarh Police Station, under sections 148 (Rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (unlawful assembly, guilty of offence towards common object), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
“Total six people are accused in the incident of assault on 2 Kashmiri youth in Mahendergarh out of which 3 people have been arrested and 3 others identified on the basis on a CCTV footage. Investigation is underway,” Kamaldeep, SP, Mahendergarh was quoted by a New Delhi based news gathering agency.
“One of the police officers is in touch with the boys as well,” a statement from the police read.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has expressed serious concern and called for Haryana authorities to investigate the incident and take strict action, after reports of the assault emerged on Friday.
Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly Omar Abdullah reacted sharply and termed the incident against the spirit of Prime Minister Narender Modi’s speech on August 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.
Following the cry on the social media, 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.

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