Showkat Ahmed, a Hizbul militant from Bhadarwah (Doda), who was in-charge of vegetables, was abused by some foreign mercenaries after they saw rotten vegetables being brought into the jail, official sources said.
The mercenaries chased Showkat, who came out of the barrack to meet the Jail Superintendent. The jail constable Darshan Lal, who was on gate duty, took some time to open the gate and was slapped by the militant. SI Romesh Chander, who came to the rescue of the constable, was also beaten up by Showkat.
Later Jail Superintendent Sheikh Rashid rushed to the spot and sent Showkat back to his barrack.
Few days back local and foreign militants had clashed inside Kot Bhalwal jail after the Jail Superintendent was held hostage by the latter. The local militants had rescued him.
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