Army allegedly manhandled sub-divisional magistrate in Anantnag

Army allegedly manhandled a sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) and damaged his official vehicle after an argument with an Army officer in Ujroo area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Reports said SDM Duroo, Ghulam Rasool Wani had an argument with an army officer after he was stopped by the force while he was on his way to Qazigund.

They said that Duroo was thrashed by the army soldiers following which the deputy commissioner Anantnag rushed to the spot.

When contacted, defence spokesman Rajesh Kalia said the details were being ascertained by the army.

Expressing shock over the assault of SDM Duroo, former IAS officer and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement chairman Shah Faesal on Tuesday hoped that AFSPA doesn’t come in the way of taking action against the erring army officer.

Faesal demanded an immediate First Information Report (FIR) against the erring officer.

“News of physical assault on SDM Duroo by Army is very shocking. If true, DC/SSP Anantnag should immediately register an FIR and arrest the erring personnel. It is hoped that AFSPA won’t come in the way of IPC/RPC and the action will be taken,” Faesal said in a tweet.

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