Two Deputy Superintendents of Police and several cops sustained injuries on Thursday when miscreants started pelting stones even as polling was underway in Srinagar for Lok Sabha polls.
“As polling for Srinagar parliamentary constituency was going on today, several incidents of stone pelting on security forces and polling staff were reported. During the election process, security forces came under severe stone pelting from miscreants who had congregated at various places,” a state government press release said.
The release also stated that the forces dealt with the stone pelting mob with extreme restraint which resulted in peaceful polling process but resulted in police personnel as well as 2 DySPs getting injured.
In another incident of stone pelting, a civilian driver identified as Mohammad Yaseen Dar also sustained critical injuries on his head in Hyderpora, the release stated.
The administration has urged people to cooperate with the officials in discharging the lawful duty of conducting the poll in a peaceful manner.
“Elements involved in such unlawful activities shall be dealt with strictly under law,” the release said.
(With inputs from ANI)