Bullets Fly Thick And Fast As Police Raids Pulwama House To Arrest Student

SRINAGAR, May 12: Bullets rained on a police party which raided a house in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district last night to detain a student, a media report said today.

Police came under militant fire after they raided a house to detain a varsity student accused of stone-pelting in south Kashmir’s Awantipora town in Pulwama district last night, Kashmir Dispatch reported.

A police team raided the house of Tassaduq Rashid Bhat, a B.Tech student of Islamic University of Science and Technology, during night hours, it said.

The student was allegedly involved in recent protests and stone-throwing at the varsity and police had come to detain him.

As the police party entered house of the Tassaduq, they asked his father Abdul Rashid about his son’s whereabouts, said the report.

As the conversation was on, the sources said, the policemen came under a volley of fire from one of rooms inside the house. Sources said that a group of militants were present inside the house and the policemen were apparently unaware about presence of a group of militants.

The police also retaliated to the fire, but militants managed to escape from the windows of the house.

There were however no injuries on the either side. But soon after the incident, police not only detained the varsity student but also took away his father Abdul Rashid. Both have been detained at Awantipoa police station and are being questioned, the sources added.

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