Protesters block highway in Lethpora after CRPF personnel allegedly thrash passers-by

A protest was held on Srinagar-Jammu highway on Tuesday morning after Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel allegedly thrashed two passers-by in Lethpora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Eye witnesses alleged that the CRPF personnel who were part of a convoy thrashed two persons on the highway in Lethpora today morning.


They said that the incident led to a traffic jam following which students who were travelling in their buses towards their schools staged a protest.

The students, according to witnesses, were joined by other people who were present there, leading to a gridlock on the highway.

A witness said that the CRPF troopers beat two students, including a girl. The duo, he said, sustained minor injuries in the beating.

A police official said that the situation was soon brought to normal and traffic movement on the highway was restored.

When contacted, a CRPF spokesman Sanjay Sharma denied the allegations.

-GK

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