Jammu, Sep 16: As many as six police personnel were injured when the encroachers resorted to stone pelting during an anti-encroachment drive in this winter capital of the state today.
”The 300 kanals of land belonging to forest, irrigation and Jammu Development Authority was encroached in Sidhra belt near Tawi riverbed and when teams of police reached the spot, the encroachers,” Arun Manhas, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, who headed the teams said.
”Nearly six policemen sustained injuries due to stone pelting and they have been rushed to the hospital,” he said and added that six cranes were immediately pressed into service.
The ADC said 50 structures were bulldozed on the spot and ensuring that nobody would be allowed to encroach the state land and trespassers be booked as per the law.
The panel asked the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir Government to keep the dialogue route with separatists open.
The party delegation is on a two-day visit to Kashmir to attend a series of meetings on the current situation in the valley.
Immediately after their arrival, the group held an executive committee meeting of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee at Hari Niwas here, a party spokesman said.
He said the group was scheduled to meet various delegations from Kashmir, including opposition parties.