Police takes cognizance over 'accident' that resulted in civilian killing

  • Police takes cognizance over 'accident' that resulted in civilian killing

Police takes cognizance over 'accident' that resulted in civilian killing

Panic gripped at Chatbal area of Srinagar district following some gunshots during a cordon and search operation in the area on Saturday morning.

Earlier, as soon as gunshots were heard, people in the nearby areas came out of their houses and tried to disrupt the operation and threw stones at security forces.

A video clip which has surfaced of the incident shows how some locals including Adil are pelting stones at the security forces' vehicles.

Elsewhere in the Kashmir valley, three civilians and a Special Police Officer (SPO) were shot dead by terrorists.

"Police has taken cognizance of the Noorbagh road accident incident of today". As the anti-India protests and clashes spiraled, shops in the city shuttered and authorities switched off mobile internet services to make organizing protests more hard. He said they all belong to the LeT outfit and said there was no collateral damage.

A police official said two Lashkar-e-Taiba militants may be trapped in the cordoned off area of Chattabal, a congested locality in Srinagar.

Police said that necessary legal action involving the police vehicle has been initiated. As soon as the news of the encounter spread, all the business establishments were shut in the area.

Top Kashmiri leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq called the young man's death a murder and he and other leaders called for a general strike on Sunday in protest against the day's killings. "Is there no sense of humanity left in India?"

"On the basis of materials recovered it is assessed that this group was intending to carry out some major terror attack which was foiled", a statement issued by the police said. "Both were shot dead around 3.30 a.m. on Saturday".

Police sources told Times Now that terrorists reportedly barged into the homes of the two civilians and abducted them.

Besides the casualties, 762 civilians were injured when Indian troops and police personnel resorted to brute force, bullets, pellets, and teargas shelling on protesters.