Locals accuse forces of ‘vandalism’ in Budgam village

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Srinagar: Nocturnal clashes erupted in Central Kashmir’s Daharmuna 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 2.00 am “as they tried to enter in some houses, 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 some houses.

Official Sources said that the government forces carried out nocturnal raids to arrest persons involved in some stone hurling cases ‘.

Meanwhile, a senior Police official refuted the allegations of vandalism and said that the forces were in the village to arrest the miscreants who were pelted stones on security forces in day hours.

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


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