SRINAGAR: Scores of Sumo Drivers Tuesday alleged that a group of Government forces without any provocation beat them to pulp and smashed the windowpanes of dozens of Sumo vehicles in Chadoora market.
Pertinently, suspected militants Monday had killed SHO Chadoora Shabir Ahmed in broad day light.
There are two sumo stands in Chadoora market. One is Rehbar and the other is called Alamdar Sumo Stand. As usual, we were busy in our chorus when a security gypsy appeared in the market. The men-in-uniform jumped from the gypsy and started thrashing people. They, without any reason and provocation smashed the windowpanes of our vehicles, one of the Sumo drivers said adding that panic gripped everywhere and the drivers ran for cover.
The drivers alleged that the security gypsy came from Nagam and it were the security guards of a police officer who let loose a reign of terror in the market.
They hit me with gun butts and hurled choicest abuses after I dared to stop them from taking law in their own hands. They dragged me on road and damaged my sumo vehicle, another driver said.
The drivers said that dozens of vehicles were damaged in the police action.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Central Kashmir, Syed Afhadul Mujtaba said that he will look into the matter. Let me confirm it and look into the matter, he said.
Despite repeated attempts, superintendent of Police Budgam could not be contacted. CNS
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