3 injured in police firing, 60 arrested in Jammu

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Jammu, Jul 1 (UNI) At least three people were injured and sixty have been arrested when protestors clashed with police in different parts of region as the Amarnath transfer of land row took an ugly turn here today.

A woman was among three people critically wounded when police opened fire to disperse hundreds of protestors shouting anti-government slogans in Muthi area on the city outskirts.

Led by the leaders of saffron parties, the protestors took to the streets early today amid slogans against Governor N N Vohra, Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and separatist leaders.

However, women protestors also equally participated in the agitation being lodged against the Jammu and Kashmir government for not transferring land to the Amarnath Shrine Board.

In other parts of the city, protestors clashed with security forces and pelted stones on police vehicles.

The police resorted to lathicharge and fired teargas shells to disperse the furious mob including the activists of Bharatiya Janata Party and other Sangh parties, who have jointly given the call for Jammu bandh.

"The protestors went out of control in Muthi area and it forced police to open fire in which three people got injured. All of them were hospitalised and are out of danger." Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu K Rajindera told UNI that ''Till now only three people have been reported to be injured while at least 60 have been arrested in different parts of the region.'' UNI VBH BDP BST1312

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