Srinagar: A scuffle broke out between an SSG personnel guarding Union Minister Farooq Abdullah and an IPS officer posted as Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) in the city following an argument over their jurisdiction with regard to security arrangements.
The incident took place at Amar Singh College at Gigjibagh in the city where Abdullah had gone to review the pace of work on the renovation of the play ground.
The SSG wireless operator refused to allow SDPO Imtiyaz Ismail into Amar Singh College ground saying that local police should take care of security arrangements outside the Amar Singh College as the SSG personnel were taking care of the security arrangements inside the venue, police sources said.
They said heated words were between the two officials with SSG personnel shoving the senior officer aside as the Union Minister was about to arrive at the venue.
Moments after Abdullah left the venue, the policemen had an altercation with the SSG officials and allegedly thrashed him, the sources said.
The incident was reported to senior officers of SSG as well as local police, who resolved the matter amicably, the sources added.