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8 people including DDC member arrested for pelting stones during eviction drive in Jammu

JAMMU: A District Development Council member among eight people have so far been arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police in connection with an incident of stone pelting that took place on Saturday in the Malik Market area of Jammu during an anti-encroachment drive.

An official said that people pelted stones at the team carrying out an eviction drive at Malik Market and also damaged vehicles, thereby creating a law and order problem.

He said the police had to fire teargas shells to disperse the protesters and to keep the situation under control.”A case under relevant sections of law was registered after the incident and investigation were set into motion during which many stone pelters have been identified.”

He said so far eight people have been arrested including some identified stone pelters and a few other people on the charges of instigating the people. He said a DDC member from Doda Mehraj Malik of the Aam Aadmi Party has also been arrested—(KNO)


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