Cop allegedly thrashed for checking Army officer’s ID


Kashmir (Sonamarg): A police officer has alleged that he was thrashed by a group of army personnel for checking of identity card of an army officer for allowing him to enter the highly sensitive Baltal base camp at the Amarnath Yatra in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The police officer, who was posted at the drop gate of the base camp, last night asked an army officer, who was dressed in civvies, to show his identity card, before allowing him to proceed towards his security camp, police said.

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They said the police officer told the army officer that he would have to inform his senior officers, as no one was permitted to pass through the Baltal base camp after dusk.

Although the army officer was allowed to proceed, he later returned with a group of soldiers and allegedly thrashed the police officer, police said.

A police spokesman confirmed that a report about the incident has been lodged at the concerned police station. “The matter is being investigated and, if required, action under law will be taken,” he said.

A Srinagar-based defence spokesman, however, said he was not aware of any such incident having taken place.