Srinagar: Police on Monday said that the FIR registered by it was not against army in whose firing a youth was injured at Hawoora area of Kulgam district in south Kashmir on Monday.
Arif Ahmad Lone sustained injuries in his face after army opened fire upon a group of people at Hawoora area of Qaimoh, Redwani.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kulgam Shridhar Patil said that FIR was registered with regard to the incident and further investigations taken up.
“Some sections of media have reported that police have filed the FIR against army which is baseless,” he told GNS.
He further said that the condition of the injured youth Arif Ahmad Lone son of Abdul Rashid Lone is stated to be stable.
Meanwhile, police sources in the concerned police station told GNS that they have filed a case against the stone-pelters for the violence.
“A case under FIR No. 35/2018 under sections 147, 148, 149, 336,341 and 307 was registered against the youth involved in the violence”, they said.
However, locals of the area alleged that the army opened fire on people without any “provocation”.