Budgam Locals Allege Vandalism By Govt Forces


Budgam: The government forces on Friday night allegedly went berserk and vandalized public property in a village in central Kashmir’s budgam district, reports said Saturday.

The joint team of Kashmir police and CRPF appeared in Nasrullah Pora village of the district around 11:30 pm on Friday and went on rampage damaging public property, beating locals and arresting nearly a dozen people before leaving the village, news agency KNT reported today.

“The forces damaged parked vehicles, shops and gates of the house. They barged into the houses and damaged my JCB, LeD TV, washing machine, refrigerator, Maruti Alto and other things. They spared only a few households and created havoc in almost in home,” a local said.

Another local said that forces personnel arrested people randomly during night.

‘Even elderly people were not spared and arrested,” he said.

However, police refuted the allegation of high-handedness and instead blamed the locals for creating a mess.

“First they attacked our police officer and then they resorted to stone-pelting. When police tried to disperse them they pelted stones, injuring four other cops,” SSP Budgam, Ashok Amod Nagpuri said.

He said that 10 miscreants have been arrested over the massive stone-pelting in the village that caused damage to the public property, including shops and vehicles.


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