J&K Police refutes News of torching Vending Cart during Soura Clashes

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Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday denied the allegation that Security forces torched the vending carts during clashes in Soura area of Srinagar last evening.

“Some media houses and few other news portals have carried a news story where they have blamed Security Forces for setting vendors carts ablaze in Soura. However, the concerned police officials rebutted such reports,” said a police spokesman, in a statement.

The police spokesman blamed miscreants of arson and violence during late evening clashes on Wednesday.

“Strict legal action will be taken against rumour mongers,” the spokesman added.

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He said the Srinagar police has already issued detailed statement regarding the sequence of events of the incident where “miscreants set ablaze handcarts of fruit vendors and also damaged fencing around trees and road dividers.”

Last night, pictures of the carts set ablaze during the clashes between the forces and protesters had gone viral on social media. While the locals had reportedly blamed the Security forces, the latter denied the allegation.