Bandipora, Apr 17, KNT: Six cops were injured after people pelted stones on them in Ganistan area of Sumbal Bandipora.
Sources told KNT that over 200 people defied lockdown orders and offered Friday congregational prayers at Ganistan mosque. As the news spread in the area, police parties from Sumbal Police Station and Nowgam Police Chowki along with the officials from Revenue Department rushed to spot.
Witnesses said that people fled from the mosque after seeing police and government officials. Some people resorted to stone-pelting which left over 6 policemen injured.
Pertinently, police and administration had already requested people to maintain social distancing to combat lethal Covid-19. Last Friday, there were no Friday congregation prayers in the area, but today a large number of people turned up and tried to offer prayers together in the mosque.
SDPO Sumbal, Saqib Ghani confirmed to KNT that there were over 200 people who defied the lockdown orders and pelted stones on police when they were asked to disperse. He said that six policemen suffered injuries. “We are trying to identify these miscreants and they will be booked,” SDPO told KNT.