Police Files Case After Soldiers Thrash Civilian in Srinagar

Srinagar- Police on Monday filed a case and started investigations after a video showing army men beating a civilian at Nowgam here went viral on social media websites triggering widespread outrage.

The purported video was shared by many political leaders on micro-blogging websites like Facebook and Twitter demanding action against the army personnel involved in beating the civilian.

Subsequently, the Srinagar police said that they have registered an FIR into the incident.

“Today afternoon an incident came to notice wherein some army personnel in uniform reportedly beat one civilian while other personnel present also got involved in minor fight at Nowgam Chowk,” a police spokesperson said in a handout issued Monday evening.

He further added that “On receipt of this information, cognisance of incident was taken and a case under FIR number 116/2022 under sections 323,341 of IPC was registered in Nowgam PS. Investigation has been taken up,”

Meanwhile, Army in a statement said that the viral video showing altercation between Army and civilians seems to be an old one.

“Chinar Corps is checking the veracity of the video. Prima facie it appears to be an old video, deliberately posted to tarnish the image of Armed Forces,” it added.

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