Mischief in Ganderbal, Culprits Identified: Police

Ganderbal: Tension mounted in Saloora area of Ganderbal on Sunday morning when people found scores of burnt pages of Holy Quran scattered in the lawns of Markzi Jamia Masjid. 

Ironically, a police shoe, belt and cap were also found on the spot. This created suspicion and people promptly informed police about the incident.

Police immediately reached the spot and assured them that the miscreants behind the mischief will be brought to book.

Reports said that as the word spread in Saloora and its adjacent areas, people came on roads and soon formed procession of thousands. 

Responding cautiously police accompanied the marchers and allowed them to disperse peacefully. 

However soon after the procession was over following police assurance that the culprits will be nabbed soon, scores of youth assembled at Saloora Crossing and clashed with police and para-military CRPF. The clashes continued for several hours.

“It is not the job of police but handiwork of miscreants. People at once realized the fact and informed the police. Police assured us that culprits would be brought to book,” a Saloora resident said.

When contacted Superintendent of Police Ganderbal, Shahid Me’raj said that they (police) too were pained to witness the sacrilege. “This unholy act amply reveals that vested interests are hell bent to put Kashmir on boil,” he said adding that culprits have been identified and the police was in search of evidences. A case has been registered and investigation has begun.

Police sources said that initial investigations reveal that two drug addicts of the village were involved in the act. (CNS)

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