Early Times Report
MENDHAR, Aug 8: The police have registered a case against over a dozen people including some students who had raised azadi slogans during a protest demonstration here over the Article 35A issue on Monday.
Giving details, SHO of Gursai police station, Sanjay Gupta told Early Times that during the protests, students of government higher secondary school Bhata Dhurian blocked the road and later shouted pro-azadi slogans.
Taking cognizance of the matter, police have registered a case (FIR number 55/2018, under sections 120 B, 124 A, 34 A) against the students and some villagers, the SHO said. Investigations have been launched to identify all the accused, he said, adding that law will take its course in the matter.
The students protested on Monday against attempts to revoke Article 35A and they raised pro-freedom slogans. "Following the incident, a team of officers including Additional SP Poonch Anwar ul Haq, SDPO Reyaz Tantray, and SDM Dr Tanveer Ahmad Khan visited the school on Tuesday and later submitted a report before the Deputy Commissioner for further necessary action", the SHO said.
He said that on Wednesday an FIR was registered on the directions of Deputy Commissioner Poonch.
"Some teachers, the local Naib Tehsildar and some senior villagers are also under scanner and are being questioned as has been alleged that the students shouted slogans in front of them but they did not stop the students from azadi sloganeering", the SHO said.