Kupwara incident: Police registers case

Srinagar: A day after two workers of a mainstream political party died after a police vehicle turned turtle and hit them in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police on Saturday registered a case and handed over bodies of the deceased to their families.

A police spokesman on Saturday said: “ Police vehicle over turned at village Warsun, in the jurisdiction of Police Station Kralpora, Kupwara resulting in injuries to six persons,” adding: “The police had visited the spot after it learnt about a land dispute which was precipitated by victory celebrations by some political workers. The

vehicle which was parked near a retention wall overturned, when it was being started. In this incident six onlookers were injured.”

The deceased were identified as Abdul Rasheed Ganie son of Mohammad Sultan of Warsoo, Abdul Rashid Bagad son of Noor-ud-Din, also a resident of Warsoo.

Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Itrat Hussain told GNS that a case has been registered in this regard and police have started further investigations. “After legal formalities, police handed over bodies of the deceased to their families for last rites,” he said. He, however, denied that there were clashes between two political parties. “This is not true. There were no clashes and people were celebrating. Even today, people are celebrating and beating drums,” he said.

He added that there were no restrictions in any part of the district and situation is peaceful. (GNS)

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