Cop injured in ‘assault’ during raid

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Srinagar, March 30: An officer was injured after some local residents of Hakbara area of Hajin in Bandipora district attacked a police search team on Saturday afternoon.

A police officer told GNS that a police party of Hajin today proceeded towards Hakbara village to raid the residential house of Abdul Majeed  Dar son of Ghulam Ahmad Dar of Yarbalpora Hakbara.

Soon after the police party reached the village and asked the inmates of the said house that they are going to conduct the searches, some  members of said house and some neighbours assaulted the police party,  the officer said.

In self defence, police  fired around 10 to 12 rounds in air. Incharge Police Officer of the area HC Ghulam Mohd of police station Hajin was injured in the asault, the officer claimed.

Reportedly one suspicious packet has been recovered by police party and said house owner has been arrested and brought to police station Hajin, he said.