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Kashmiri trucker beaten in Punjab, police register FIR

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Srinagar, Nov 08: Police in Punjab have registered a case after a driver from south Kashmir’s Kulgam district was allegedly beaten by toll plaza employees in the Mukerian area of the state.

Quoting president J&K Truck Operators Welfare Union, Hilal Malik, news agency KNO reported that the driver Sahil Iqbal of Yaripora was injured after he was beaten by toll plaza employees in Mukerian.

He said following the incident, Iqbal was admitted to the civil hospital in Mukerian. “We hope Punjab police will take strict action against the culprits,” he said.

A police official from Mukerian Punjab told the news agency that an FIR has been registered under relevant sections of law and further investigation was going on.


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