Press Esc to close
Tuesday 17 January 2017
News updated at 8:09 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 15.7°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Kashmir police cadets turn violent

Srinagar, June 20, 2013 (IANS)
File Image

Cadets went on a nightlong rampage inside a police training school complex in Jammu and Kashmir smashing the property as well as vehicles on the Srinagar-Leh highway.


Scores of trainees at the Manigam police training school in the northern district of Ganderbal went on the nightlong rampage late Wednesday some 30 km from here. The violence subsided only Thursday morning.

The trainees shouted slogans against the school principal, alleging moral turpitude, financial corruption and use of abusive language.

The trainees also damaged canteens and window panes at the barracks. They later took to the Srinagar-Leh highway, forcing traffic to halt on the busy route.

Many of the protesters masked their faces with handkerchiefs. On the streets, they snapped the electricity lines, plunging the entire area into darkness.

Many of the trainees had been recruited during the government's drive in old city areas of Srinagar to address the problems of unemployed youths.

Police sources said the trainees had been agitating against the delay in their passing out parade.

The nightlong rampage lasted till early Thursday. Senior police officers had a tough time pacifying the trainees.

The hue and cry raised by the trainees at night created panic and fear in the adjacent villages where residents wondered if separatist guerrillas had attacked the police

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
London Olympics bronze medallist grappler Yogeshwar Dutt during his wedding procession at his ...

London Olympics bronze medallist grappler Yogeshwar Dutt during his wedding procession at his ...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Prime Minister of New Zealand Bill English, left ...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Prime Minister of New Zealand Bill English, left ...

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, Kenyan artist Evans Yegon displays one of his paintings

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, Kenyan artist Evans Yegon displays one of his paintings

BJP President Amit Shah welcomes former Congress leader Yashpal Arya after he was inducted into BJP

BJP President Amit Shah welcomes former Congress leader Yashpal Arya after he was inducted into BJP

People walk under their umbrellas on snow covered road after fresh heavy snowfall in Shimla on ...

People walk under their umbrellas on snow covered road after fresh heavy snowfall in Shimla on ...

A camel performs during the ongoing 24th International Camel Festival in Bikaner on Sunday...

A camel performs during the ongoing 24th International Camel Festival in Bikaner on Sunday...

Art lovers thronging Chitra Santhe organised by Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat on Kumara Krupa...

Art lovers thronging Chitra Santhe organised by Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat on Kumara Krupa...

Large number of art lovers visiting the 14th annual art fair 'Chitra Sante' organized...

Large number of art lovers visiting the 14th annual art fair 'Chitra Sante' organized...

A large number of tourists throng Mysuru Palace as weekend holidays and Mysuru Zoo remain closed...

A large number of tourists throng Mysuru Palace as weekend holidays and Mysuru Zoo remain closed...

People walk on a snow covered road following heavy snowfall at Kandi Area in Budhal, Rajouri...

People walk on a snow covered road following heavy snowfall at Kandi Area in Budhal, Rajouri...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523