July 2016 News

132 Security Men Hospitalised Following Burhan Wani Killing

21 July 2016
The Tribune (Chandigarh)
Samaan Lateef

Jammu: A 39-year-old policeman is nursing a grievous head injury at a government-run tertiary care hospital after he was hit by a stone hurled by protesters in south Kashmir. Syed Gulzar (name changed) of Hazratbal in Srinagar is undergoing treatment for haemorrhage and scalp wounds after he was hit by a stone on July 10 in south Kashmir's Anantnag district. Doctors say he has been under constant observation for 12 days and is responding to treatment. They say his condition is stable. He along with another policeman was shifted from J&K police hospital, Srinagar, to tertiary care hospital. Like Gulzar, 132 police and CRPF personnel were hospitalised in the J&K police hospital and Army's 92-Base Hospital in Srinagar after they came under attack of stone throwers following the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani on July 8. Officials said 106 security forces personnel were hospitalised at police hospital in Srinagar while 26 personnel were admitted to the Army's 92-Base Hospital, Srinagar. 'All policemen in the J&K police hospital were discharged,' police spokesperson Manoj Pandita said. A doctor at the police hospital said two policemen, including Gulzar, were referred to government-run tertiary care hospitals of Srinagar for further treatment. At the Army hospital, 15 CRPF men and 13 policemen were admitted. 'Out of 28, 11 were hit by grenade splinters and 17 injured in stone throwing,' an Army official at the 92-Base hospital said. 'One of the policemen was operated upon and continues to be very critical,' he said. Apart from 132 policemen hospitalised in the two hospitals, the police officials said 1,738 received minor injuries in 566 incidents of violence and were treated in different police dispensaries in districts. 'They are all out on their duties,' they said. Police figures reveal that 260 policemen received minor injuries in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, followed by south Kashmir's Anantnag district with 259 injuries, Pulwama 201, Shopian 183, Awantipora 174 and Srinagar 108 in different incidents of violence.