Two injured in police action in Khankah-e-Mo’alla

“Police party fired in self-defence,” says SSP Srinagar

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SRINAGAR — Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Dr Haseeb Mughal on Sunday clarified that to ensure lockdown restrictions in wake of COVID-19 pandemic, police party on the request of locals reached Shamswari Khankah-e-Mo’alla where some miscreants stoned police party and forced them to fire in self-defence.

SSP said police party on the request of locals of Shamswari Khankah-e-Mo’alla reached into the area to ensure COVID-19 lockdown restrictions strictly but unfortunately some miscreants resorted to stone pelting which forced the police party to fire in self-defence.

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“As police party comprising of 4-5 personnel reached the spot to ensure lockdown in the area, some miscreants of the area started shouting anti-police slogans, hooting and hurling stones. Due to fear of weapon snatching bid, police party fired some shells and pellets in self-defence to disperse the mob during which some injuries were reported,” SSP said.

He said a case under relevant Sections of law has been registered and investigations have been taken up.

Pertinently on Friday, two persons including a woman and her son got injured in Khankah-e-Mo’alla area after police fired pellets and tear smoke shells in the area.

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Locals alleged that two persons in the area were severely injured after police party resorted to shelling inside a residential house where a woman and her son namely Omar Farooq Matoo got injured.

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