The Director General of Police was addressing a press conference here late evening today. Principal Secretary Home, B. R. Sharma, Additional Director General of Police, K. Rajindra and Inspector General of Police,
Khoda said that police had to resort firing to control the violent mob at various places in the valley in which 13 persons died and 45 got injured. He said one policeman also died in Budgam while 113 police personnel received injuries, 41 of them including Superintendent of Police Bandipora are serious. He said SP Bandipora who has received serious injuries was air lifted to
Khoda said that one branch of Tyndal Biscoe school building was set ablaze in Tangmarg besides Tehsildar’s official residence, Treasury office, court office, veterinary office, Patwar Khana etc were also burnt.
He said violence which is backdrop of discretion of the holy Quran was also reported from Banihal, Doda, Kashtigarh, Poonch, Mandi etc.
The DGP said 52 persons belonging to Hurriyat and Muslim League were arrested in action. He said CRPF camp in Chrar-i-Sharief and Go Go land BSF camp in Rangreth and security forces convoy were also attacked.
Principal Secretary Home B. R. Sharma said that the cabinet which met here today has also condemned the alleged desecration of the holy Quran. The cabinet has unanimously appealed to the people to maintain calm and do not take law into their hands.
The DG said one Imtiyaz Haider of Hurriyat (G) had made plans to assemble the people in various parts of the valley to carry out large scale violence.