Army denies reports of altercation with J&K police in Kupwara

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Srinagar, May 29: Army on Wednesday said that the reports of an altercation between soldiers and policemen were incorrect, saying that there were some minor differences which have been “amicably resolved”.


“Rebuttal regarding altercation between police and army personnel and beating up Therein of police personnel are misfounded and incorrect. Minor differences between the police personnel and a territorial army unit on an operational matter have been amicably resolved,” a Srinagar-based defence spokesman said, in a statement.


Earlier, reports said that four policemen were injured after they were allegedly beaten up by army personnel in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.


It said that Special police officers Rayees Khan, Imtiyaz Malik and constables Saleem Mushtaq, Zahoor Ahmad — posted at Kupwara police station — were admitted to SKIMS Hospital at Soura late Tuesday night.


Quoting sources, the report said a police party had allegedly raided the residence of a local territorial army man at Batpora in Kupwara while investigating a case.


The move allegedly incensed the local army unit, which then barged into the police station, alleged the report.CNI

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