Police rubbish ToI story, say no attack on tourists during stone pelting

Srinagar: Police on Tuesday said that a report published in The Times of India regarding tourists being injured in stone pelting at Dalgate area of Srinagar city “is not correct as no such incident had occurred at the said place.”

“As per District police authorities Srinagar no such incident of stone pelting took place in that area on Monday as reported by the correspondent. Police investigations have also shown that no injuries to anybody were reported from the area,” a police spokesperson said.

The spokesman, however, added two tourists got minor injuries on 1 April.

“They were given first aid and discharged immediately. There has been no intended or designed attack on any Tourist. It was because the vehicles came in middle an area where pelting was going on,” he said.

Media fraternity is requested to kindly verify such reports before publishing, police said.

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