Cops in civvies allegedly try to kill Budgam tailor

Budgam: A policeman was beaten up by angry people while three of his associates managed to escape after they allegedly made an attempt to kill a tailor in Khag area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday.

Reyaz Ahmad Beigh son of Abdullah Beigh, a tailor by profession, was returning home from his shop when four police personnel in civvies intercepted him.

“The police personnel began questioning him which was followed by the verbal brawl,” a neighbour of Reyaz and eyewitness told KR.

When the situation turned violent, he alleged the policemen caught hold on him and tried to lynch him by his scissor.

Locals said that the tailor raised alarm and people came out of their homes and caught hold of one of the cops identified as Constable Mohammad Jabbar Khan. Khan was beaten up by locals while his three associates managed to escape.

Announcements were also made on loudspeakers and people came out and started protesting against the incident.

SSP Budgam Tejinder Singh told Kashmir Reader that the details of the incident were being collected. (KR)

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