Srinagar: Police has today claimed to have arrested 15 persons for stone pelting during post gunfight sanitisation at Nowgam area of Srinagar.
In a statement to news agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) Police said: “On 16-03-2022 at Shankarpora Nowgam Srinagar, 3 militants were killed. As per the SOP, the site was being cleared to ensure the safety of citizens. Accordingly, signboards were also placed around the site of gunfight, while it was being sanitised, to dissuade citizens from approaching the site prior to sanitisation with regard to any left-over explosive from the militants.”
Police however said a large unruly mob assembled from adjacent areas of Shankerpora Wanabal carrying lathies and stones in their hands and pelted stones on the deployed personnel. In order to disperse the mob, smoke shells were used, as per the SOPs.
Accordingly Case FIR No. 46/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Nowgam and 15 identified persons were also arrested in the case.
Srinagar Police, requests all citizens to stay away from gunfight sites to ensure their safety, keeping in view the likelihood of leftover explosives from the militants. (KDC)