Police forms special team to hunt stone pelters in Kupwara


KG News Desk

Kupwara, May 01: In wake of recent clashes and subsequent violence in Kupwara district that claimed lives of five civilians including a woman, police authorities Saturday formed a special team of three officials to compile the data of stone-pelters, instigators and those who allegedly motivate them to resort to stone pelting in the district.

“The three member team is tasked to visit all police stations and get the required data from SHOs”, a local news agency KNS reported.

“The team members will also ascertain and compile action taken report against stone pelters and their motivators on weekly basis (every Tuesday). The supervisory officers or SHOs who fail to provide data shall be dealt under the law,” said the officer.

“The trouble mongers would be kept under strict surveillance and stern action under law taken against them for creating law and order situation,” he added.

The team shall start compiling the data of trouble mongers from Monday, according to the official.

Clashes erupted in Handwara tehsil of Kupwara district on April 12, after two youths and a woman were killed in forces’ firing following molestation of a school girl allegedly by an army soldier.

The clashes later spread to other major towns of the district and two more youths were killed in firing and eight others injured even after authorities imposed curfew across the district. (KNS)