DySP, Tehsildar among 5 injured in protests

Excelsior Correspondent

POONCH, Sept 20: At least five persons including a Tehsildar, Deputy Superintendent of Police and his PSO were injured after a group of civilians demanding repairing of a link road turned violent and allegedly clashed with police on Mughal Road near Surankote, here this afternoon.
Police has registered a case in this regard against Naib Sarpanch of the area, her husband, son and some others.
Reports reaching here said that a police party visited the spot to persuade the inhabitants to end their protest over the issue of repairing of a link road in the area. After some verbal dual, the civilians allegedly clashed with the cops during which DySP Surankote Abdul Khaliq, his PSO and two civilians sustained injuries.
Later, Tehsildar Surankote Sheeraz Ahmad visited the spot to take an on ground assessment. The Revenue officer, however, also came under attack during which he sustained injuries, reports said.
According to SHO Surankote, J S Sambyal, a case (FIR 125/21) under sections 353/332/323/427/336/188 IPC has been registered in this regard against Naib Sarpanch Chandimarh, Zareena Bi, her husband Mohammad Ashraf and her son Danish Ahmad alongside other accused persons.