Jammu, May 23 UNI | 2 months ago

Army today held a flag march in curfew bound bordering Poonch town, official sources here said.


''In view of tense situation, Army was called in and flag march was conducted in curfew bound Poonch town,'' said sources. However, earlier in the morning clashes between two communities two persons got injured while pelting stones and were shifted immediately to the district hospital.

''Situation at present is tense but under control,'' he added.

However, Inspector General of Police Jammu Zone Rajesh Kumar and Divisional Commissioner Jammu Shantmanu rushed to Poonch.

''We have invited members of both the communities and the matter is being resolved,'' Mr Shantmamu told UNI.

A curfew was imposed this morning in Poonch following tense situation after a girl of minority community was slapped by a local youth, police sources here said.

''Hundreds of members of Sikh community this morning took out a protest march amid slogans demanding arrest of the culprit, who allegedly slapped a girl of the community in full public view,'' sources here said. They said partial bandh was also observed in the Poonch town this morning after the incident. The accused is at large.

''A curfew has been imposed as a precautionary measure in the morning to maintain law and order in view of the prevailing situation,'' a senior police official said, adding that the situation is being closely monitored.

Poonch town yesterday observed bandh when a boy identified as Jameel Ahmed, a resident of Dalhaan, who is an auto-rickshaw driver "slapped" a Sikh girl when the duo had heated arguments over an issue while the girl was travelling in his auto.

(Posted on 23-05-2014)