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Army-men Beat Up 8 Police Officers In kashmir, Fir Registered

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| July 22 , 2017 , 18:11 IST

Eight Jammu and Kashmir policemen, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector, were allegedly beaten up by some army men on Friday when the cops stopped them at a check post in Ganderbal district.

A policeman told the media, “We informed the Commanding Officer of a nearby Army camp that he should take these jawans to his camp for the night. But suddenly troops came and stormed a police station in Gund, beat up cops, ransacked everything that came in their way. Even police records were also damaged.”

While the police on Saturday said an FIR was lodged against the Army personnel involved in the incident, the Army called it "a minor altercation" and said the issue has been resolved.

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The soldiers were returning after performing the Amarnath Yatra when on Friday evening they were signaled to stop at a check post by the policemen in Gund area, 62 km from here.

Police said the Army personnel in civvies were stopped as all movement of pilgrims on the highway was disallowed after 7 PM due to security reasons. State Police chief S.P. Vaid has taken up the incident with "the corps commander who is looking into the incident and had promised action".

Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said in a statement: “A minor altercation took place yesterday (Friday) between some Army personnel returning from Amarnath Yatra in civil dress and the JKP personnel at Gund.”

"No major injuries were suffered in the incident. The matter has been resolved by the personal intervention of senior officers. Measures to prevent recurrence have been taken," Kalia said.

The injured policemen were admitted to hospital.

Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah sought an investigation into the incident. He tweeted, “Why would the Army beat up Jammu and Kashmir police personnel in a police station? This requires immediate clarification/action by the authorities.”

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