Besides causing damage to houses and parked vehicles, government forces shortly after alleged militant attack on police post at Kaimoh Kulgam on Tuesday night barged into the houses of two local militants and according to the family members the men in uniform not only manhandled the inmates but also ransacked the houses and even smashed windowpanes.
Pertinently, suspected militants attacked a newly-established police post in Kaimoh area at around 9:30 pm on Tuesday. The locals alleged that an hour after the attack government forces including Army and Special Operation Group personnel went on a rampage in the area’s including Gufbal, Rampora, Bichroo and Gretbal Kaimoh.Kaimoh Headman Muhammad Sidiqe told CNS that government forces barged into the house of Ghulam Mohiuddin Zargar son of Ghulam Hasan at Gretbal. Majid Zargar, a Lashkar-e-Toiba militant is the son of Ghulam Mohiuddin. “The government forces ransacked the house, smashed the windowpanes and manhandled the family members. They also caused heavy damage to the house of another LeT militant Tawseef Ahmed Sheikh at Rampora Kulgam,” the village headman said.
He added that government forces damaged dozens of parked vehicles on roadside while in Bichroo village they inflicted much damage to the vehicles. “The tipper (JK015-6425) belonging to Mehrajuddin Sheikh of Koimoh was damaged by gun wielding men from the government. They also caused huge damage to a truck owned by Rameez Ahmed Itoo son of Ghulam Mohiuddin Itoo at Koimoh,” he said.The alleged vandalization sparked spontaneous shutdown in Koimoh, Khudwani and adjacent areas of Kulgam district while agitated youth resorted to massive stone-pelting prompting police to burst tear-smoke shells. The locals were demanding action against what they called ‘unbriddled’ government uniformed forces. “Instead of fighting militants, the government forces harass common people,” the protesters said.“We have brought the issue into the notice of Deputy Commissioner Kulgam and he has assured us action against the culprits,” said a respectable citizen.SP Kulgam Muhammad Irshad told CNS after militant attack some youth resorted to stone-pelting resulting in the damage of few vehicles. (CNS)