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Srinagar Mayor’s car attacked with stones in Rainawari, says he sustained minor injury; policeman hospitalised

Srinagar Municipal Corporation Mayor Junaid Azim Mattoo’s car was targeted with stones as he was returning after attending a wedding in the Rainawari locality of the summer capital on Tuesday.

Reports said a personal security officer of Srinagar Municipal Corporation Mayor, Junaid Azim Mattoo was injured after his car was pelted with stones at Choudhary Bagh Nadiyar in the Rainawari area of Srinagar on Tuesday.

Officials said Mattoo, who has often heaped praise on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was on a marriage function in the interiors of Dal Lake and while returning back some people pelted stones at his car.

They said that in the incident, a PSO was hit by a stone and he sustained injuries in his left eye.

They said that PSO identified as constable Parvaiz Ahmad was immediately shifted to SMHS hospital for treatment.

In a tweet, the Apni Party politician said: “Am perfectly safe and fine. An incident of stone pelting at Chaudhry Bagh, Rainawari while going from one meeting venue to another. Sustained a minor injury and my PSO sustained a head injury. He is out of danger and has received medical care.”

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