Nocturnal clashes rock Budgam village; locals accuse forces of ‘vandalism’

Budgam: Nocturnal clashes erupted in Central Kashmir’s Daharmuna village in Budgam district after government forces raided the village in a bid to arrest youth.

Local residents said that government forces raided the village at around 2 in the night and tried to enter into some houses to arrest youths. However, the residents raised alarm, following which the villagers came out and pelted stones on the forces resulting in nocturnal clashes.

The locals alleged that after the raid was foiled by the local residents, the Government forces resorted to vandalisation of property and smashed private vehicles and windowpanes of some houses.

A senior Police official refuted the allegations of vandalism and said that the forces were in the village to arrest the miscreants who were involved in pelting stones on forces.

He also said that the residents pelted stones on the forces resulting in clashes. “There was nothing like vandalism.” (KNO)

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