Srinagar, Apr 3, CNS: “Apropos a news item published in The Times of India news paper with byline of Salim Pandith, regarding tourists being injured in stone pelting at Dalgate area of Srinagar city and Awantipora.”
“As per District police authorities Srinagar no such incident of stone pelting took place in that area yesterday as reported by the correspondent. Police investigation have also shown that no injuries to anybody were reported from area.
However two tourists got minor injuries on April 1.They were given first aid and discharged immediately. There has been no intended or designed attack on any Tourist. It was because the vehicles came in the middle of an area where pelting was going on.”
“Media fraternity is requested to kindly verify such reports before publishing,” the police handout said.