Police statement regarding today’s incident in Awantipora
SRINAGAR:Today at about 1200 hours, Army personnel were laying /repairing the cable near Islamic University Road.
Meanwhile, they came under unprovoked heavy stone pelting by the miscreants and also from inside the campus of IUST. The Army personnel fired in air to chase the miscreants away
Police party rushed to the spot to control the situation.
Army was immediately withdrawn from the area. Miscreants continued pelting stones on the Police Party headed by Senior Officers.
To control the severe and unprovoked pelting by the miscreants, the Police Party used few tear smoke shells to disperse the mob. Miscreants also set ablaze the cable rolls being laid by the Army.
In this regard, a case has been registered and investigation taken up.