Srinagar, Apr 3: Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday refuted a newspaper report that buses carrying tourists were attacked in Dalgate area of Srinagar city and in Awantipora area of south Kashmir.
“Apropos a news item published in The Times of India newspaper with byline of Sh Salim Pandith, regarding tourists being injured in stone pelting at Dalgate area of Srinagar city and Awantipora,” a police spokesman said.
“As per the Srinagar district police no such incident of stone-pelting took place in that area yesterday as reported by the correspondent.”
The spokesman also refuted that any tourist was injured, as reported by the newspaper. “Police investigation has also shown that no injuries to anybody were reported from area,” he said.
He said that two tourists suffered minor injuries after their vehicle was caught in the middle of an area where clashing were going on between the protesters and the forces on April 1. “They were given first aid and discharged immediately. There has been no intended or designed attack on any tourist,” he said.
The police spokesperson also requested the “media fraternity to kindly verify such reports before publishing.” (CNS)