Mob led by policeman attacks magistrate’s house

Newspoint Bureau

Poonch, December 6

A mob-led by a policeman stoned the house of a magistrate in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district late last night leaving three of his family members injured.Sources told a news agency that a police head-constable Riyaz Ahmad-led mob stoned the house of sub-judge Naushad Ahmad Khan at Dargalon village of Balakote in Mendhar.The stoning of the house resulted in the injuries to the magistrate’s mother Arjum Bi, his brother Javaid Ahmad Khan and Javaid’s wife, Tasleema Akhtar. The house and cars parked inside the compound were also damaged due to stone-pelting.Sources said the family immediately informed police and a team led by Sub Divisional Police Officer Shahid Nayeem rushed to the spot and took stock of the situation.

Sources said that the policeman is “jealous” as magistrate’s family is well-off and educated. They further said that the policeman wants to grab the state land which is near the house of magistrate. “In the past, he made several failed attempts to grab it,” the sources said.

Meanwhile, police have registered a case against policeman and nine other people but no one has been arrested so far.

“A case under FIR number 10 under sections 124, 451, 323, 336, 147, 427, 504 and 506 has been registered in police station Gursai,” the police sources informed.

The accused policeman is currently posted at Ramban police station as Munshi.

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