‘Six injured in fresh clashes’
Srinagar: Amidst curfew like restrictions, at least six people were injured Thursday in renewed clashes in Pulwama town of south Kashmir over the killing of a JeM militant in an encounter in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Wednesday.
Reports reaching GNS said that undeclared curfew was imposed in Pulwama town to prevent people from holding protests against the killing of JeM militant Tauseef Ahmad Dar, son of Ghulam Hassan, in an encounter with army in Dalwan area of Chrar-e-Shareef on Wednesday afternoon. CRPF and police were deployed in huge numbers in main town to foil protest demonstrations.
However, early morning, scores of people assembled at Prichoo, Murran Chowk, Dalipora and other areas and clashed with the forces. The forces resorted to teargas shelling to disperse the protesters. At least six people were injured in clashes. One of the injured youth has been identified as Maisar Ahmad Bhat, son of Mohammad Yousuf of Prichoo. He was shifted to Bone and Joint hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile a complete shutdown was observed in Kangan, Rahmoo, and other area of the town against the killing of JeM militant.
A police spokesman in a press release said that situation in Pulwama remained normal barring stray incidents of stone pelting were reported from few places.
“A notorious stone pelter Maisar Ahmad Bhat son of Mohammad Yousuf resident of Prichoo, Pulwama was injured while attempting to thrown back a tear smoke shell lobbed by police at Prichoo. The shell exploded in his hand causing injuries in his fingers. He was shifted to Bone and Joints hospital, Srinagar for treatment,” the spokesman said.
Meanwhile, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of the slain militant at Fruit Mandi Pulwama late Wednesday night. Amid sobs and tears he was laid to rest at ancestral graveyard in Prachoo. (GNS)