Gunshots heard in Srinagar, 1 held
Srinagar: Gunshots were heard in the Lal Chowk market on Saturday triggering panic in public. "Firing of gunshots has been reported from Lal Chowk area. We are investigating the incident," a police official said.
According to reports, police fired a few rounds in the air to stop a mentally-challenged person who created panic in the public.
A senior police official said that a person entered a hotel building and asked everyone to leave the place saying that the militants has entered the hotel.
Police officials rushed to the spot to nab the person who tried to evade from the place, forcing cops to fire warning shots.
The man was taken into the custody and was shifted to the local police station.
Earlier, youths in Maisuma started pelting stones at the security forces who were trying to control the situation in the area.
On March 28, one terrorist and three civilians were killed in an encounter that took place at Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir. As the encounter began, scores of locals came out on the streets and began pelting stones at the security forces. In the clashes three civilians were killed.