An Assistant Sub Inspector and including the 8 policemen were injured after dozens of Armymen barged into a police station in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district and beat them up late last night, police said.
An FIR has been registered against the Army for attacking a police station and thrashing policemen on duty and the injured policemen have been moved to a hospital.
The pictures from the hospital show policemen with multiple injuries.
After a team of Armymen in civilian clothes the scuffle allegedly broke out, returning from the Amarnath Yatra last night, was stopped at a barricade in Gund by policemen as during the night no pilgrims are allowed to travel especially after the recent terror attack on Amarnath Yatris in which eight were killed.
"We informed the Commanding Officer of a nearby Army camp that he should take these jawans to his camp for the night" said a police officer. "But suddenly troops came and stormed a police station in Gund, beat up cops, ransacked everything that came in their way. Even police records were also damaged," he said.
Munir Ahmad Khan, Inspector General of Police Kashmir, however tried to downplay the incident. "No policeman has been injured. There was some altercation between policemen and Army," he said. "I have already spoken to top army authorities and they are ordering a court of inquiry into the incident," said Mr Khan.