SAMBA, Feb 26: The irate residents of Vijaypur blocked National Highway late tonight in protest against the failure of police to arrest a person who is involved in a firing which took place in the area over a fortnight back.
The people took to streets tonight and blocked Jammu-Pathankot NH at Vijaypur demanding immediate arrest of the accused person who is involved in the attack and is at large for over last 15 days.
The senior police officers including SSP Samba, Dy SP and SHO Vijaypur rushed to the spot to pacify the protesters and appealed them to lift the highway blockade but the people did not budge and entered into heated arguments with senior police officers for their failure in arresting the culprit.
When contacted SSP Samba, Anil Mangotra said that people blocked the Highway and lodged a protest demanding arrest of the person involved in clash.
Among the two persons who were involved in firing one was arrested under PSA and another is still absconding. The residents alleged that the absconder pelted stones on their houses tonight which forced them to lodge protest and demand his immediate arrest as they feel totally insecure.