J&K Cop suspended for opening fire on youth

By: admin
Updated: 14 May 2012 05:27 AM


Srinagar: A policeman
was suspended today after he allegedly opened fire in the air following a
scuffle with a group of youth playing cricket in University of Kashmir
ground here.

Superintendent of Police Hazratbal Abdul Qayoom said
the police constable who opened fire has been placed under suspension.


He
identified the suspended cop as Mehrajuddin of Jammu and Kashmir Armed
Police (JKAP) who was on deputation at the university campus.

The
official said they have found two empty cartridges in the ground but no
one was injured in the firing.

University authorities, however,
remained tight-lipped about the incident.

When contacted, the
vice-chancellor's office, close to where the incident took place, said he
was in a "selection committee meeting".

The incident took place
when a cricket ball landed in the garden adjoining the university Vice
Chancellor's office.

As one of the players went to get the ball
back, an armed police guard objected to his "trespassing" into the garden.

According
to eyewitnesses, the policeman "verbally abused" the player.

The
situation turned violent after sometime, when the policeman returned with
his colleagues, started beating up the players and spectators and opened
fire.





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