Jammu & Kashmir

Four policemen injured in ‘assault by army personnel’ in Kupwara, say officials

Indian Army camp in north Kashmir's Kupwara. [File Photo]

Kupwara: Four policemen were injured after allegedly being beaten by army personnel in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, PTI reported quoting officials on Wednesday.

Special police officers Rayees Khan, Imtiyaz Malik, and constables Saleem Mushtaq and Zahoor Ahmad, stationed at Kupwara police station, were admitted to SKIMS Hospital in Soura late Tuesday night. The report stated that their condition is stable.

The incident occurred after an army team led by an officer allegedly forced their way into the police station and assaulted the policemen.

While the reasons behind the altercation remain undisclosed by police and army officials, sources suggest that the conflict arose after a police team allegedly raided the home of a local territorial army man in Batpora, Kupwara, as part of an investigation, the report said.

A Srinagar-based defence spokesman stated that he is not yet aware of the incident and will provide comments after obtaining more information.

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