Police deny assault on Khag tailor


Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday denied reports that its men assaulted a tailor in Khag area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

In a statement  issued here this , the spokesman said that Khag police station established a checkpoint at Poshkar crossing after receiving an input about the clandestine transport of banned contraband substance.

He said that vehicles and persons moving around suspiciously were being checked for any contraband and that  a man carrying a bag in suspicious circumstances was stopped for checking, however he began shouting that attracted attention of passersby.

“However, the alert policemen clarified about the purpose of checking and sought the cooperation of people around who later reciprocated cordially and the matter was disposed off,” the spokesman added.

On Monday, the locals in Khag had staged protests alleging that the cops in civvies had attempted to kill a tailor Reyaz Ahmad Beigh son of Abdullah Beigh.


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