Armymen 'beat up' two Kashmiri policemen for opposing harassment of civilian

Army personnel allegedly thrashed two policemen in Kupwara district of Kashmir today after they objected to "harassment" of a civilian by the soldiers, sources said.

Published: 19th August 2017 06:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th August 2017 06:55 PM   |  A+A-

They said one of the policemen was taken to hospital for first aid.

In a similar incident last month, policemen were were allegedly thrashed by Army personnel for stopping vehicles carrying the soldiers in Ganderbal district. (File | PTI)

By PTI

SRINAGAR: Army personnel allegedly thrashed two policemen in Kupwara district of Kashmir today after they objected to "harassment" of a civilian by the soldiers, sources said.

Two policemen were beaten up after they asked the soldiers to let go a motorist, who was held by the Army personnel, the police sources said.

They said one of the policemen were taken to hospital for first aid.

However, senior police officers downplayed the incident, saying there was a minor altercation between the soldiers and the policemen but no manhandling took place.

"The Army had siezed the vehicle of a local commuter and the Munshi of the Kupwara police station had gone there to get his vehicle released.

"However, the Army personnel did not release the vehicle which resulted in a minor altercation. The matter was later resolved amicably," a police officer said.

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