SRINAGAR: Police on Monday said it has released a group of students who were detained earlier in the day for “pelting stones” and “smashing civilian vehicles” in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. They also requested the parents to advice their children not to indulge in violence and concentrate on studies.
Police in a statement late Monday evening said, “Today morning a group of students of Boys Higher Secondary School Baramulla instead of joining their classes disturbed the studies of other students and forced them out of the classrooms. Thereafter this group of students began pelting stones and bricks towards the main road from the school campus.
They smashed a lot of civilian vehicles and injured some civilians as well.”
“Thereafter police responded to the situation and this group of students attacked police party with bricks and stones injuring many policemen. After hectic efforts situation was brought under control and the whole group of students indulging in violence were detained.”
Police added that “all of them but 05 were subsequently released and handed over to parents after being counselled by police officers. Parents of these 05 students have been asked to come to Police Station Baramulla tomorrow to take their wards home”.
The mobile phones of all these students have been retained by police for forensic analysis, the statement said.