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SOPORE: The residents in Pazlipora area of North Kashmir’s Sopore town have alleged that an army Major of  22 RR summoning youth to the camp where they are subjected to third degree torture.

People in Nazwari Shiva area of Sopore on Tuesday staged a protest against Major Abhishek after he allegedly summoned to his camp a college student Mudasir Hassan Reshi and later tortured him physically. The youth according to reports was later on admitted in Sub-District  Hospital Sopore under D number 34413.

“Army personnel from 22 RR came to our house and directed us to send Mudasir Hassan Reshi to the camp located at Pazlipora. I along with my other family members accompanied Mudasir and reported at the camp where Mudasir was detained and we all were directed to return to the home with an assurance that after brief questioning he will be released,” the brother of Mudasir, Imatiyaz Ahmed Reshi who works in Jammu and Kashmir police department said.

He said that after an hour, “we received a phone call from Major Abhishiekh who asked us to take Mudasir back to his home. We were relieved after receiving the call but we found Mudasir in a pool of blood. He was lying on the ground of the camp, unable to walk and talk, blood was oozing out from his nose and ears and there were torture marks on his body,” Imtiyaz said.

“We shifted Mudasir to sub-district hospital Sopore where he narrated to the doctors that Army personnel severely thrashed him, hit him with gun butts and he was forced to take garlic water,” his brother said adding that Army interrogated his brother on the charges of stone pelting.

The uncle of Mudasir Reshi said that it is the job of police to detain any stone pelter. “We fail to understand why Army is meddling into the administrative and police affairs and which law permits them to direct youth to report at their camps and interrogate them physically and mentally,” he questioned.

The locals alleged that it has become a routine for Major Abhishiekh to force youth to report at his Pazlipora camp where he interrogates them at will. “We request top Army brass to get this officer shifted from the camp or put a curb on his ‘unlawful’ activities,” they said.

When contacted, Defence spokesperson N.N.Joshi said that it is baseless and all the story is concocted. “No Army officer of ours called any youth to the camp and there is no truth in the story,” he said.  (CNS) 

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