A police official said they received complaints from some drivers travelling through Singbagh area of the town accusing army of stopping their vehicles and beating the travelers.
“Actually there is a check-post of army in the area. And we received complaints that in between 3:00 am to 4:30 am on Wednesday morning, the army men unnecessarily stopped vehicles and beat the drivers,” said the official.
“In-fact some of the vehicles which crossed the area during the time period were government vehicles. Some travelers working in a gas agency were travelling towards Srinagar. There were also allegations by some drivers that their money was snatched by the army men,” the official stated.
Army, however, downplayed the issue. “Something minor has happened and there was nothing which is worth taking notice,” said army spokesman, Colonel Brijesh Pandey.