Police conduct nocturnal raids in Downtown NC MLA stages protest

Srinagar, Publish Date: May 25 2018 12:42AM | Updated Date: May 25 2018 12:42AM

Residents of Downtown here Thursday said that a team from police station Karanagar raided Tankipora, Karfali Mohalla and Zainder Mohalla areas of Downtown and barged into many residential houses last night. 

“The police used some spray which immediately knocked inmates including some women and elderly people unconscious,” a resident said, pleading not to be named.

SSP Srinagar Imtiyaz Ismail said that no spray was used. “Police arrested a few youth who were involved in stone pelting. We didn’t use any spray to knock people unconscious,” he said.

National Conference legislator from Habba Kadal Shameema Firdous staged protest against the ‘police highhandedness and the use of spray’ during the mid-night raids.

“I protested against the police raids in Tankipora, Zainder Mohalla, Karfali Mohalla areas where police used spray to knock down residents to avoid protests. Many youths were arrested. Police also arrested parents of several youth who were not present in their houses” the MLA said.

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