Police file FIR against army for thrashing Sub-Divisional Magistrate at Qazigund

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police Wednesday filed an FIR against army for thrashing Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) and other government officials in Qazigund area of south Kashmir yesterday.

A senior police officer confirmed that a case under FIR number 61 /2019 U/S 323, 341 RPC has been registered in police station Qazigund in connection with the incident which took place at Dalwach Crossing on Srinagar-Jammu highway on Tuesday afternoon.

The development follows a complaint by the SDM to police seeking registration of an FIR against the army personnel. “It is requested that FIR be lodged against the security personnel under the relevant provisions of law for manhandling, intimidating and resorting to violence against the undersigned and my officials and obstructing us from performing our official duties including that of election duties,” the SDM stated in the complaint. (With inputs from GNS)

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