Engineer Rashid takes protest to 15 Corps HQ, arrested

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police foiled independent MLA Engineer Rashid march to the Army's 15 Corps , just few meters ahead of the main gate. The MLA was protesting against the army using a 27-year-old as a human shield.

Rashid along with a dozen supporters was carrying placards protesting against the treatment meted out to the youth.

The MLA's spokesman said they resisted but were forcibly dispersed. Some of the protesters, including Rashid, were arrested and have been lodged in police station Ram Munshi Bagh.

Meanwhile, reports here said after the video uploaded by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah went viral and caused widespread condemnation, the army chief, General Bipin Rawat, has rushed to the state to verify facts and take action so that such acts were not repeated.