Omar Abdullah demands action against army personnel who thrashed cops in Ganderbal
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday demanded action against the army personnel for allegedly thrashing and injuring seven policemen
Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday demanded action against the army personnel for allegedly thrashing and injuring seven policemen in central Kashmir's Ganderbal district.
"Why would the army beat up J&K police personnel in a police station? This requires immediate clarification/action by the authorities," Omar said.
An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) and six police personnel were injured after they were allegedly thrashed by armymen in Ganderbal after policemen deployed on the Amarnath yatra duty stopped them at a check point.
Police have filed a case against the Army personnel, an official said, adding that records kept at a police station were also damaged.
Kashmir is covered in a white blanket and is experiencing sub-zero temperatures; the Valley is currently under the grip of the 40-day harshest winter period known as 'Chilla-i-Kalan' that began on 21 December
The police have recovered incriminating materials, arms and ammunition from the site of the encounter
The ceremony was a solemn occasion to appreciate and recognise the professionalism in operational roles performed by the units during their tenure in northern Command, a defence spokesman said