Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday rebutted the reports of assault on JKLF chief Yasin Malik in the downtown area of Srinagar while he was on way to attend a protest rally.
In a statement, a police spokesman claimed that Malik and his accomplice obstructed the lawful duty of policemen who requested them to produce registration papers of the car in which they were travelling.
“A police team deployed on a routine naka duty intercepted the car in which Malik was travelling. The travellers inside the car were requested to produce the registration papers of the said car. However, the travellers onboard which included JKLF Chief Yasin Malik and Bashir Kashmiri instead of producing papers created obstruction in the lawful duty,” he said.
The spokesman said that the police has initiated action under relevant provision of law in this connection. “Allegations circulated in certain sections of media pertaining to alleged harassment to these individuals is strongly rebutted,” he said.
However, a JKLF spokesman had said that Malik was abused and assaulted before his detention in Khanyar when he was on his way to attend a protest called by the Joint Resistance Leadership at Nowhatta.