Srinagar: Tear-smoke shells were used by police to disperse the relatives of slain militants outside Police Control Room in Srinagar on Saturday.
Police, however, said that this was in response to some relatives of militants, most of them women, pelting stones on police personnel deployed at Police Control Room.
A police official told Kashmir News Trust that over 40 to 50 relatives of the militants who were killed in Shopian and Pulwama encounters pelted stones on police outside PCR Srinagar in which SDPO Shaheed Gunj suffered an injury in his right arm. He said that police chased the relatives of slain militants and arrested 9 persons.
The arrested persons have been identified as Basit Reyaz of Mauhpona Pulwama, Fayaz Sofi of Sangam, Mumtaz Hafi of Dalipora Pulwama, Muzafar Bhat, Muhammad Ishaq and Adil Nazir Bhat (all residents of Muradpora Shopian), Zameer Dar and Sahil Mukhtar of Drubgam Pulwama and Shahnawaz Ahmed of Bahibagh Kulgam.
Divulging information about the incident, sources said that many relatives of slain militants had arrived at PCR to have the last glimpse of their slain kin but police allowed the close relatives only. When others also tried to enter into PCR, police used tear-smoke shells to disperse them. KNT