Eight incidents of stone pelting reported in Valley: Police

Stone pelting in Kashmir

According to a statement issued by the Zonal Police Headquarters, Kashmir, today eight incidents of stone pelting were reported from Pulwama, Budgam, Srinagar, Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora.

The statement said during stone pelting near Degree College Pulwama, militants hiding in the mob fired and hurled two grenades on the deployment resulting in injuries to 17 police and CRPF personnel and some civilians. The injured include CO 183 Bn CRPF, ASP Pulwama, DySP Pulwama and SHO Pulwama, the statement added.

At Pinglina, Pulwama miscreants assembled on road and started heavy stone pelting on the police and SF deployment. In order to clear the road and chase the miscreants, Police/Security forces were compelled to use some force, which caused injuries to few miscreants. One of them identified as Amir Gul Mir son of Ghulam Mohammad Mir resident of Ratnipora succumbed to his injuries, the statement said. In this incident a number of police and security forces personnel were also injured, the statement added.

Except for these incidents, overall situation across the valley remained under control till filing of this report. Apart from some police stations of Srinagar and town Anantnag there was increased movement of traffic on roads in rest of the valley, the statement added.