Police on Wednesday denied to have set ablaze the handcarts of fruit vendors in Soura area of Srinagar city.
In a statement issued here police said, “Some media houses including Rising Kashmir and few other news portals have carried a news story where they have blamed Security Forces for setting vendors carts ablaze in Soura. However, the concerned police officials rebutted such reports. The news item is strongly rebutted.”
The statement further read that police has issued a detailed statement regarding the sequence of events of the incident where miscreants set ablaze handcarts of fruit vendors and also damaged fencing around trees and road dividers. “Police appeals general public not to pay heed to the rumours. Strict legal action will be taken against rumour mongers,” the statement issued by police added.