J&K: Security forces ‘vandalised’ house of DSP for eighth time since 2008

SRINAGAR: Kunzar Nisar Ahmed Bakshi, Deputy Superintendent of Police from South Kashmir on Thursday alleged that security forces ransacked his home and shops following a gunfight in Shopian.

Bakshi also posted pictures of broken windows and windscreen on his Facebook page.

He wrote: “Vandalism by security forces at K P Road Anantnag. Property worth lacs including windows and windowpanes of my residential house damaged. Houses/Vehicles and shops smashed and attacked by rods and rocks. This is for the 8th time since 2008 that my residential house has been damaged in such a way.”

“I would not have posted it on Facebook but this is not the first time it is happening,” Bakshi, who is currently posted with the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), told The Indian Express. “I think this is the only way to make my plea reach the higher officials, the deputy commissioner.”

Bakshi’s neighbour, Dr Iftikhar Ahmad said more than 12 houses were damaged by the security forces, reported The Indian Express.

“There was some stone-throwing about half-a-kilometre from our area. They (security forces) chased the protesters. When the youths ran away, they damaged our houses,” he said. “There were many vehicles parked on the road, they smashed their windows also.”

One of his Facebook friends commented: “When the houses of police officers are damaged in such a way what should be the fate of other people,” according to Greater Kashmir

“At least someone from the district administration should take cognisance of such incidents. Mohalla committees should apprise the concerned SHO [station house officer] and other district admins so that there will be no such loss to the civilian property in future.”