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4 Policemen Beaten Up by Army Personnel in North Kashmir

Srinagar, May 29 (WD) – In a disturbing incident, four policemen were injured after allegedly being beaten up by army personnel in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials reported on Wednesday.

The injured policemen have been identified as Special Police Officers Rayees Khan and Imtiyaz Malik, along with Constables Saleem Mushtaq and Zahoor Ahmad. They were posted at the Kupwara police station and were admitted to SKIMS Hospital at Soura late Tuesday night.

Officials have confirmed that the condition of the injured policemen is stable. They are currently receiving treatment and are expected to recover.

The incident occurred when an army team, led by an officer, allegedly barged into the Kupwara police station and assaulted the policemen. This unexpected attack has raised concerns about the coordination between the police and army units in the region.

While both police and army officials have remained silent regarding the cause of the altercation, sources indicate that the conflict may have been sparked by a police raid. The police party reportedly raided the residence of a local territorial army man at Batpora in Kupwara while investigating a case.

This police action allegedly angered the local army unit, leading to the violent response. The exact details of the investigation that prompted the raid are still unclear.

A Srinagar-based defense spokesman stated that he is not currently aware of the incident and would provide comments only after obtaining more information. This response suggests that higher authorities are still gathering facts about the altercation.

The incident underscores the need for better communication and coordination between different security forces operating in Jammu and Kashmir to prevent such clashes in the future. Further details are awaited as investigations continue.

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