The police was looking for a suspected militant.

The incident took place hours before the cricketers were to play against Hyderabad on the final day of their Ranji Trophy Group C match, which ended in a draw later.

Team all-rounder Samiullah Beigh narrated the incident on his Facebook page. "Could not sleep whole night....police came to search our hotel at midnight and questioned us for hours at 1:15am in the night," Beigh wrote.

"We don’t lock our doors as only our Ranji trophy team stays in that hotel. we r still feeling d shock n horror of finding uniformed people with guns surrounding us when we were fast asleep," his comment read further.

Rajesh Kumar, the Inspector General of Jammu Police, said acting on a top off, they searched all Jammu hotels and the Ranji team was not targetted "specifically".

"We searched most of the hotels in Jammu...a routine check-up. We did not have the prior information that the Ranji team is staying in the hotel. Police was not aware of the fact that they are the members of the Ranji team. So it is possible they must have been questioned," Kumar said.

A furious Beigh said even if it was a routine check-up, the treatment meted out to them was not appropriate.

"Whether deliberate harassment or routine checkup, surely this isn’t d way to treat bunch of guys with national and international repute, especially when you are playing the most important match of the J&K cricket history," he wrote.

(Agencies)

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