Twelve injured in clash at Tulmulla




Srinagar: The state administration has imposed restrictions in Tullamulla area of Kashmir’s Ganderbal district following violent protests over an employee being caught with a girl inside a government office leaving eight policemen including four people injured.

The protests broke out as local residents were not satisfied with police action against an employee of Education Department, who was yesterday allegedly caught with a girl in the Zonal Education Office at Tullamulla despite a public holiday.

On receiving information about the incidence, Ganderbal police reached the spot and took cognizance about the incident. Keeping in view to maintained law and order, restrictions have been imposed in Tullamulla area following stone pelting incidents during the night.

The situation turned ugly when the message of incident spreading the area resulting in clash between protesters and police. The youth pelted stone and burnt some old tyres on the streets to express their resentment against the incident took place in the area.

“The residents thrashed the employee (Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh) while the girl managed to escape from the spot,” U4Uvoice reporter said, adding a mob set ablaze the motorcycle of the employee. He further informed that timely intervention of police saved the accused from the wrath of the violent mob, which tried to set the office building on fire as well. He said police has registered an FIR against the employee who was allegedly caught with the girl.

“The trouble again started last night when during the Shab-e-Qadar prayers when some miscreants allegedly made some statements which led the people to indulge in severe stone pelting. The intense stone pelting on police continued till late night,” he informed.

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