“Curfew has been imposed in some parts of Bandipora to maintain law and order,” a police spokesman said. (Agencies)
He said restrictions on the movement of people have been imposed in areas falling under the jurisdiction of police stations Safakadal, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M R Gunj and Rainawari.
After Friday prayers, protesters, who were demanding restoration of power and water supply, started pelting stones on a police camp and also tried to set ablaze a police vehicle, prompting the police to open fire, which allegedly led to the death of 18-year-old Farhat Ahmad Dar at Sumbal in Bandipora district.
The police has registered an open FIR under Section 302 RPC (murder) and started the investigations.
The Deputy Commissioner of Bandipora has ordered a magisterial probe into the incident.
Meanwhile, Kashmir University has postponed all exams scheduled on Saturday in view of the law and order situation.
“All Kashmir University exams scheduled to be held on Saturday have been postponed. Fresh dates for the postponed papers shall be notified separately,” a spokesman of the university said.
“Curfew has been imposed in some parts of Bandipora to maintain law and order,” a police spokesman said.