Stay away from encounter sites, says J&K police

Three civilians were killed recently during protests near an encounter site in Pulwama.

By: Express News Service | Srinagar | Published:February 19, 2016 1:40 am

POLICE HAVE issued a public advisory, asking people not to venture near encounter sites.

Three civilians were killed recently during protests near an encounter site in Pulwama.

“The residents of nearby area within the radius of two kilometres should stay inside their homes and need not venture out as any stray bullet can hit and cause damage,” the police advisory said, adding, the residents should also avoid peeping out of windows during such times.

The police statement said Section 144 immediately comes into force at an encounter site and around it. “The elders, chowkidars and village headmen are requested to advise people to stay away from encounter site. Assembly of five or more people be discouraged as it is prohibited under the provisions of this section,” the advisory said.