Cops thrash police officer’s father in south Kashmir’s Tral

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Srinagar: A police officer’s father was allegedly beaten up by cops today in Tral town of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Bashir Ahmad Bhat was on way to his home on his two-wheeler when a posse of cops intercepted him near Hayuna village of Tral around 2:00 pm today, his son Tahir Ahmad told Kashmir Reader.

Ahmad is a sub-inspector in Jammu & Kashmir police and is currently posted in the neighbouring Anantnag district.

The cops at the checkpoint, Ahmad said asked his father to produce documents of his two-wheeler. He said his father provided cops every documents expect the driving license which he had left home.

“The cop abused my father for riding two-wheeler without a license. When my father told him that his son too is a police officer, the cops got further infuriated. They thrashed him and abused me too,” Ahmad said.

He said a senior police officer was watching the events as his subordinates thrashed his father.

“Due to severe beating, my father suffered fracture in right arm. If this is how a police officer’s father is treated, what must be the common masses going through,” he said.

Ahmad said that he went to the police station Tral to file a complaint but the cops there did not pay any heed to his pleas.

“They wasted my time instead of acting against the erring cops. I will bring this issue into the notice of senior officers,” he said.

SP Awantipora, Mohammad Zahid did not attend repeated calls by Kashmir Reader.

When contacted, DIG south Kashmir Amit Kumar told this newspaper that he was busy and he cannot talk at the moment.