Forty-seven security personnel were injured in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district when stone pelting protesters went on the rampage, according to an report. At least one officer was in critical condition.
An official statement said an Assistant Commander of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) was hit on the head by a stone during the clashes, sustaining a critical injury.
A police statement said: “Miscreants pelted stones on security forces deployed on National Highway at Mirgund, Chainabal, Harthrath, Singhpora, Jheel bridge, Kripalpora Payeen and Hanjiwera areas of Baramulla, resulting in injuries to 47 security forces personnel including one Assistant Commandant of SSB 2nd Battalion who was hit on his head. Utmost restraint was maintained by the forces on ground. However about seven miscreants got injured (and) are all stable.”
Clashes also occurred at a dozen other places between the security forces and stone throwing mobs during the day.