Srinagar, October 19: In Indian-administrated Kashmir, restrictions continued to remain in place at Palhalan in Baramulla district for the third consecutive day on Saturday after clashes between police and protesters on Wednesday.
Large contingent of police and paramilitary forces were deployed along the highway in Palhalan restricting the movement of people.
Clashes also broke out in Baramulla town after Friday prayers.
Reports said that Gojri Mohala, Shah Mohalla, Ketpora, Naik Mohala, Bhat Mohalla reeled under restrictions that were imposed on Thursday following clashes between youth and police on Eid day after Head Constable Kanwlain Singh of Singhpora Baramulla died and others got injured when their vehicle met an accident after came under stone pelting.
“Police bus carrying recruits of Sheeri training centre came under stone pelting near Palhallan soon after Eid-ul Azha congregational prayers. The driver of the bus lost control over the vehicle and it hit an electric pole and subsequently overturned. The driver of the vehicle died on the spot while more than ten cops sustained injuries.” The injured were later hospitalized.
Eyewitnesses said clashes were witnessed near main chowk, Sumo Stand and bus stand. “Police fired tear smoke shells to quell the protests. The clashes disrupted movement of traffic.”
Meanwhile, a massive search operation is going on in the jungles of remote Lolab area of Kupwara district. The operation was started on October 12.
On 12 October, the Special Operation Group (SOG) of police and army’s 18, 47, and 31 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) units had cordoned and started a massive search operation in Devar, Lolab, Tekipora, Durasa areas of the district.