July 2002 News

Attack in Anantnag not aimed at pilgrims: Police

27 July 2002
The Times of India

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday denied that the militant attack in Anantnag on Wednesday last was aimed at Amarnath yatris and rubbished reports appearing in a section of media here about police lathicharge on the pilgrims. ''Police personnel were injured in the attack. The attack (in Anantnag) was not aimed at the yatris,'' Inspector General of Police K Rajindra Kumar said. Denying the reports of police resorting to lathicharge on the yatris, Kumar said, ''these reports are absolutely false and baseless. Anybody is welcome to confirm it from the pilgrims themselves.''


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