Jammu & Kashmir

Woman injured as armed forces fire at ‘suspected’ vehicle in Awantipora

Awantipora: An unidentified woman was injured after armed forces personnel fired upon a vehicle in Awantipora area of Pulwama in the south Kashmir district on Saturday.

A senior police officer said that an armed forces personnel of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) fired upon a ‘suspected’ vehicle, leading to the injuries to a woman who was later shifted to a hospital.

Meanwhile, police in a statement said that “a vehicle (Wagnor) bearing registration No JK01J- 8038 was signalled to stop by Police person namely SgCt NaserUllah at Awantipora Chowk at about 1515 hours but the driver hit the said SgCt and escaped from spot.”

“The vehicle was again signalled to stop at Padgampora bridge but again it didn’t stop. The CRPF 130Bn deployed on NAKA there has firstly fired warning aerial shot but the driver remain defiant and didn’t pay heed to stop the vehicle. Thus, Due to mistaken identity over great suspicious act of driver; the vehicle was fired upon by CRPF party, resulting its tyre burst and also in the ensuing incident one lady namely Jaisi Parvaiz Sheikh, daughter of  Parvaiz Ahmed Sheikh (who was travelling on the said vehicle), a resident of Muran Pulwama sustained bullet injuries in her right arm,” the statement said.

“Moreover, driver of vehicle namely Junaid Tariq Dar, son of  Tariq Ahmed Dar, a resident of Bedalpora, Handwara was arrested and his vehicle seized. The injured lady firstly shifted to SDH Awantipora by Police and where from she was shifted to Bones and Joints Hospital Srinagar for further treatment. Her condition is reported to be stable by doctors.Injured police SgCt is also stable,” it added,

In this regard, an FIR No 48/2021 stands registered under relevant section of the law and further investigation is in progress.


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