Armymen allegedly beat up cops in Kashmir after being stopped at checkpoint

Jammu and Kashmir: Armymen allegedly assault police officers in Ganderbal

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, July 22 (Xinhua) - Eight Indian policemen including a junior-level officer were injured after Indian army troopers barged inside a police station and thrashed them in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Saturday. However the army men personnel, who were in civvies without showing any identification, came down from the vehicles and started thrashing the on duty officer and other personnel, resulting in injuries to ASI on spot. However, the army men called their colleagues from the 24 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) unit from Gund and Surfraw, who reached the spot and thrashed the policemen.

Reports said the scuffle allegedly broke out after a group of army men in civilian clothes, returning from the Hindu pilgrimage of Amarnath, was stopped by policemen citing security reasons.

The army has said that the issue has been sorted out after intervention by senior officers of army as well as police.

According to NDTV, the eight - including an assistant sub inspector - have been moved to a hospital and an FIR has been registered against the attackers.

"All these army men were in civvies and travelling in private vehicles".

"J&K Director General of Police S P Vaid has taken up the incident with General Officer Commanding (GoC) of Srinagar Srinagar-based 15 Corps Lt Gen J S Sandhu", he said.

At around 10 on Friday evening, a police naka party stopped four Sumo vehicles near Glacial Hotel in Sonamarg that were coming from Baltal.

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But instead of stopping, the reports said, the Army men got into a tussle with the cops and beat them up.

"They (Army) have also ordered an inquiry into the incident and assured that action will be taken against the erring personnel", IGP Kashmir told this newspaper.

"Measures to prevent recurrence have been taken", he added.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah demanded action against the Army personnel involved in the incident.

"These vehicles escaped forcibly from a nakka point established by the police station Sonamarg at Poney Stand".

Senior army and police officials are now investigating the matter. "Two of them have received grievous injuries", he added.

An FIR under Section of 147, 148,307,323, 332, 353,427, 120-B of the Ranbir Penal Code has been registered in the incident.

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