Army thrashes retired police officer, his children in south Kashmir

Pulwama: A retired police officer on Monday was beaten black and blue while his residential house was damaged by government forces when shortly after clashes Army personnel from 53 Rashtriya Rifles barged into houses and created havoc in Rohmu area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

“Even though I informed Army men that I am a retired Deputy Superintendent of Police and has also got Meritorious Presidential Medal, but they didn’t listen to me and went on rampage. They thrashed me and my children without any provocation. I am aghast. They treated a retired police officer like this what they will do to common people,” Ghulam Hasan Rather who retired as DSP told news agency CNS.

Rather suffered fracture in his left leg. “The Army men thrashed whosoever came their way. They not only broke my leg but beat up my children also. They damaged my house and smashed the window panes of my two storey building,” he said adding that Army action shocked him.

Pertinently, clashes erupted in Rohmu village after Army conducted search operation and removed banners and flags from the area. (CNS)

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