‘Mobs’ pelted stones on government officials booked: Police

Police on Tuesday claimed to have filed a case against six persons including a women who were allegedly involved in stone pelting on power development department officials when they were performing their professional duties in Sopore.

Police swung into action after receiving information regarding the stone pelting on an officer of PDD namely AEE Farooq Ahmad and his staff members when they had gone to distribute the load balance in Eidgah Mohalla of Chijama area of Sopore.

“While performing their professional duty,  7-8 persons including with some ladies pelted stones on the working staff  and also looted 200 metres of ACSR wire from the spot,” police said.

Police added that in order to prevent any untoward incident police party of Police Post Watergam reached on spot and meanwhile unruly mob also hurled stones on them.

“In this regard, a case FIR No . 62/2018 under section 147, 148, 149, 336, 307, 379  and 353 RPC stands registered against 6 persons including lady Parveen at Police Station Dangiwacha and investigation has been taken up,” police said.

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