Jamia Masjid clashes: Police version

On eve of 2nd Friday of the holy month of Ramadhan government forces  were  deployed in the area to facilitate the worshipers & prevent any untoward incident in the area.

However, as  soon as the Friday prayers concluded a huge gathering of youth started brandishing antinational flags  started heavy stone pelting on government forces who were deployed away from the Jamia Masjid near Nowhatta Chowk .

During stone pelting dozens of CRPF and police personnel including SDPO Khanyar,SHO Nowhatta got injured.

One of the CRPF personnel namely HC JD Gurcharan Singh F/28 suffered grievous head injury.

Later, ‘miscreants’ about 700 to 800 in number assembled near the main gate of Jamia masjid & again started heavy stone pelting on the government forces.

However government forces excercised restrain & some ammunition was used to disperse the  ‘miscreants’ and  hence minimal force was used to control the situation.

In this connection FIR No 16/2018 p/s Nowhatta u/s 147,148,152,307,427 RPC has been registered & investigation taken up.



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