STATE TIMES NEWSPOONCH: A police officer was allegedly assaulted by some army personnel at a checkpoint in Poonch district on Saturday, following which an FIR was registered against them, officials said.The incident took place at Poshana, when Station House Officer, Police Station Rajouri, Inspector Sameer Jilani was travelling to Kashmir to visit his ailing mother, the officials said. They said that Jilani was stopped by Army personnel guarding the checkpoint on Mughal road, an alternative link connecting twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region with South Kashmir’s Shopian district.The soldiers allegedly pounced on SHO, who was in civvies, when his private car passed-by some waiting vehicles. The SHO was allegedly roughed up despite having introduced himself as a police officer, the officials said.“In connection with today’s incident of manhandling of a police officer at Poshana check post on Mughal road, FIR No. 234/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Surankote against aforesaid personnel,” the police said in a statement, adding that further investigation and legal proceedings are underway.
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