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It was anti-encroachment drive on Govt land, some miscreants’ pelted stones, situation under control: SSP Budgam


Budgam, Apr 15 (KNO): Clashes erupted when a group of villagers assembled and pelted stones at the security forces near the spot were encroachment drive was going on in Central Kashmir’s Soibugh, Budgam on Wednesday.

Sources told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), police was inspecting the land where they had to build a police station. “People gathered at the spot and made a noise and some even pelted stones at the police triggering clashes,” they said.

Locals said that in the afternoon heavy stone pelting erupted between army and residents in Soibugh, Budgam as they (locals) alleged agriculture land occupied by police forces and were trying to construct the police station on that land.

It is pertinent to mention that the Soibugh has been declared as red zone by district administration as four Covid19 positive cases were found there.

However, when KNO contacted SSP Budgam Amod Nagpure said: “It was government land and some people had illegally occupied it. Today police went there for anti-encroachment drive. On this there was heated argument between group of villagers and security forces. Some miscreants’ pelted stones, triggers the clashes and now situation is under control in the area.”— (KNO)

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