Police men resorted to aerial firing after tyre of a vehicle burst in Pulwama on Monday creating panic which was followed by violent protests against the police.
Police men deployed in the south town took tyre burst as a militant attack and they started firing in air, local sources said adding it created panic as people started running for lives.
Soon after reality was established, angry youth came on roads and raised anti-police slogans. They alleged that due to “irresponsibility” of the cops the people had to suffer.
They said that protesters pelted stones on police and forces personnel adding into the grim situation.