Workshop owner’s arrest sparks violent clashes in Baramulla

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Arrested involved in murder of policeman in 2013: Police
Baramulla: The arrest of a Baramula resident Thursday sparked violent clashes in Palhalan area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
According to the eyewitnesses, a police party raided a workshop and arrested its owner Parvez Ahmed Gojri.
The arrest of Gojri sparked clashes as large number of youth attacked government forces with stones.
Police resorted to tear-smoke shelling to disperse the protesting youth. The clashes between the police and protesters disrupted the vehicular movement in the area while shops and business establishments remained closed.
The protesters while demanding the immediate release of Parvez Ahmed Gojri alleged that it has become a routine for police to arrest ‘innocent’ people. “Whenever there is peace, it is being disturbed by police. The police resort to unnecessary arrests,” they alleged.
Refuting the allegations, a police official said that the accused is involved in the murder of a cop and he was evading arrest since 2013.  “A police driver was killed in 2013 when stone-pelters attacked a vehicle. Gojri was part of the group and was evading arrest. An FIR vide number 264/2013 under section 302,307,148,149,511 RPC stands registered against him at police station Pattan.

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