J&K Cricket team questioned by Jammu police looking for `militant`
Zee Media Bureau
Jammu: The members of the J&K Cricket team, staying at Jammu`s Hotel Savoy were woken up at night and questioned by the police who were looking for a suspected militant.
The team was startled seeing armed gunmen in their room. The team hadn`t locked the rooms as they were the only ones staying in the hotel.
The police told them that it was a routine check-up as a militant was spotted in the neighbourhood.
Samiullah Beigh, a member of the team descirbed the harrowing experience on his Facebook Page.
“Cudnt sleep whole night....police came to search our hotel at midnight and questioned us for hours at 1:15am in the night. we r still feeling d shock n horror of finding uniformed people with guns surrounding us when v wre fast asleep. whether Deliberate harrasment or Routine check up, surely this isnt d way to treat bunch of guys with national and international repute, especially when u r playing the most important match of the jk cricket history. (sic), " he wrote.
However, captain of the team Parvez Rasool did not give much importance to the incident. The team was in Jammu to play the Ranji Trophy match with Hyderabad. The match ended in a draw.