Srinagar, 10 May: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Dr Haseeb Mughal on Sunday clarified that to ensure lockdown restrictions in wake of Covid-19 pandemic, police party on the request of locals reached Shamswari Khankah-e-Mo’alla where some miscreants stoned police party and forces them to fire in self-defence.
Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), SSP said police party on the request of locals of Shamswari Khankah-e-Mo’alla reached into the area to ensure Covid-19 lockdown restrictions strictly but unfortunately some miscreants resorted to stone pelting which forced police party to fire in self-defence.
“As police party comprising of 4-5 personnel reached the spot to ensure lockdown in the area, some miscreants of the area start shouting anti-police slogans, hooting and hurling stones. Due to fear of weapon snatching bid, police party fired some shells and pellets in self-defence to disperse the mob during which some injuries were reported”, SSP said.
He said a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigations taken up.
Pertinently on Friday two persons including mother and her son got injured in Khankah-e-Mo’alla area after police fired pellets and tear smoke shells in the area.
Locals alleged that two persons in the area severely injured after police party resorted to shelling inside a residential house where a mother and her son namely Omar Farooq Matoo got injured. (KNS)