JDA officer, two cops injured in attack by Gujjars in J&K

Last Updated: Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 14:02

Jammu:A civil officer and two policemen
were injured when a mob attacked a team of Jammu Development
Authority officials while they were on an anti-encroachment
drive in an area on city outskirts on Saturday, police said.

The incident took place when the JDA officials accompanied by police and CRPF had gone to Majeen and Ragura areas near Sidhra to remove some temporary huts constructed
illegally by nomad Gujjars, they said.

As soon as they reach the spot, about 300 members of the
Gujjar community pelted stones at them attacked them with
sticks following which a JDA officer and two policemen were
injuries, they said.

Police resorted to lathicharge and fired a few rounds of
teargas shells to disperse the mob, they said, adding that the
situation was brought under control after the senior officers
of JDA and civil administration rushed to the site and
persuaded the nomads to remove the encroachments in the area.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 14:02

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