Protesters torch BRO vehicle

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Srinagar: Angry protesters on Tuesday evening torched a vehicle of Border Roads organization on Srinagar-Jammu highway near Wanpoh in Khudwani area of Kulgam where a civilian was alleged killed in force’s action yesterday, even as police resorted to teargas shelling to quell the protesters, witnesses said.

They said that a TATA mobile (Jnb0nc-19954) was set ablaze at around 6:30 pm while protesters also pelted stones at the passing vehicles. 

A police officer said that a case has been registered and investigation taken up.

Meanwhile, in order to control the situation, sources said that government forces fired tear smoke shells at protesters. When reports last came in late on Tuesday, the clashes were going on in the area.  

A BRO official here said that no personnel were injured in the incident involving torching of the beacon vehicle belonging to its Verinag unit.  

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