Army personnel beat up school bus driver in Shopian, traffic policeman in Srinagar; video circulated on social media

Srinagar: A school bus driver and a traffic policeman were allegedly beaten up on Tuesday by army personnel in two separate incidents in Srinagar and Shopian districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

A video of the terrified school children has gone viral on social media with the kids claiming that the "driver uncle" was thrashed by the army men without any reason.

The students alleged the army personnel, while assaulting the driver, threatened to beat them too if they cried.

 Army personnel beat up school bus driver in Shopian, traffic policeman in Srinagar; video circulated on social media

Representational image of Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir. Reuters

Shopian's Zawoora area too corroborated the children's claim saying the driver, identified as Gulzar Ahmad Rather, was beaten by the Army personnel. Rather sustained head injuries and had to be treated at a local hospital, they said.

In another incident, a traffic policeman was allegedly beaten up by the army personnel for not stopping the civilian traffic to give way to an Army's mine-protected Casspir vehicle passing through Nowgam area of the city.

A video of the purported incident with the policeman bleeding from his head has been widely circulated on social media. While police said they are investigating the allegations, a Defence spokesman here said details of the incidents are being ascertained.

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Updated Date: Jun 18, 2019 18:25:21 IST