Several arrested in Kakapora after the stone pelting incident

Several arrested in Kakapora after the stone pelting incident

By: Javaid Malik MK


At the gunfight site on Friday a lot of people including youth indulged in stone pelting and the police fire pellets and tear smoke shells to disperse the mob.

Even some local journalists were thrashed as the clips emerged about the incident on the social media sites. Police has in the night raids arrested at least ten youth from different locations for this incident.

According to GNS Police on Saturday arrested ten persons for allegedly indulging in “stone throwing” on a joint team of Police, army and CRPF during a gunfight in which three local Al-Badr militants were killed at Kakapora area in south Kashmir on 2 April.

“Police Station Pampore have arrested ten miscreants for indulging in stone pelting on security forces deployed near Kakapora encounter site. Imperative to mention that the Kakapora encounter began on April 02 and concluded with the killing of three local (militants),” a police statement said.

“However some miscreants from nearby village Samboora had attempted to disrupt forces by pelting stones on them and by raising anti national slogans.

The miscreants were video graphed on spot and later on identified by police,” the statement said, adding, “Acting swiftly police station Pampore arrested 10 identified miscreants and booked them under relevant sections of law.”

Efforts for the arrest of other involved youth are on and all involved persons will be booked accordingly, the spokesman said.

“It is made clear that these incidents will not be tolerated and parents should refrain their children from indulging in such activities,” the police spokesman added.

With inputs from GNS


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