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Army personnel, police engage in scuffle at checkpoint in J&K’s Ganderbal; 6 policemen injured

Army Personnel And Police Engaged Into Scuffle In Jammu And Kashmir's Ganderbal On Friday. The Scuffle Broke Out After Argument At A Checkpoint.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ashish Ranjan | Updated on: 22 Jul 2017, 01:29:47 PM
Army personnel, police engage in scuffle in J&K’s Ganderbal (Image: ANI)

New Delhi:

Atleast 6 policemen were injured when a scuffle broke out between army personnel and cops in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal following an argument at a check point on Friday.

The police registered case after the scuffle. As per reports, six policemen were injured in the incident.

The incident took place when private vehicles, carrying Army personnel in civvies, were returning from the Baltal base camp of the Amarnath Yatra and were signalled to stop at the Sonamarg checkpost, he said.

The vehicles did not stop and kept proceeding towards Ganderbal.

Policemen at Sonamarg sent a message to the next checkpost at Gund to stop the vehicles, said the official, recapping what had happened.

As the vehicles reached Gund, policemen manning the checkpost stopped them and did not let them proceed further as the cut-off time for yatra vehicles had already passed.

Police told the armymen that there were strict directions not to allow any movement of yatra vehicles as that could put them at risk.

However, the armymen called their colleagues from the 24 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) unit, who reached the spot and allegedly thrashed the policemen, said the official.

He added that the armymen then barged into the Gund police station, ransacked it, damaging the records kept there, and assaulted the on-duty policemen.

Seven policemen, including an assistant sub-inspector, were injured and taken to hospital, the official said.

The police have registered a case against the personnel attached to 24 RR, he said.

Senior officials of the army and police have rushed to the spot to investigate the matter.

With PTI inputs

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First Published : 22 Jul 2017, 11:37:41 AM