J&K: Police arrest 3 in scuffle at Amarnath Yatra base camp

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Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested three people who were allegedly involved in a scuffle last week at Sheshnag base camp of the Amarnath Yatra, police said on Friday.

They said the scuffle broke out on July 15 and led to minor injuries to ponywallas and a few yatris.

Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, said the situation was brought immediately under control.

“On July 15, at Sheshnag, there was a scuffle between ponywalas (amongst themselves), which resulted in minor injuries to ponywallas and a few yatris. The situation was immediately brought under control,” a police tweet quoting the ADGP said.

He said a case was registered at Police Station Pahalgam under relevant sections of the law, and three accused have been arrested.

ADGP said some individuals uploaded a misleading and baseless video on social media claiming that stones were pelted on yatris.

He said these individuals tried to malign the image of the J&K Police.

Kumar said in this regard, cognizance has been taken and an FIR has been registered in Police Station Pahalgam.

“The general public is advised not to pay any heed to these rumours.” J&K Police has and will always be committed to providing safety and security for yatris and ensuring a peaceful yatra,” Kumar said.

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