Army vehicle crushes forest officer to death
Driver arrested, vehicle seized
Srinagar: An Army vehicle on Monday afternoon crushed a forest officer to death in Chogul area of Handwara in Kupwara district while as police said that the Army driver has been taken into the custody.
An Assistant Director Forest Protection Force identified as AijazRasoolWani was killed when an Army Casper hit his Alto vehicle in ChogalHandwara. The officer died on the spot, reports said.
After the incident, locals staged protest against the Army, demanding punishment to the Army driver.
Meanwhile, Police said that it has taken the Army vehicle driver into the custody and has also seized the vehicle he was driving.
A police spokesman in a statement issued here said that in the afternoon, one Army vehicle (CASPER) coming from Kupwara towards Sopore collided with an ALTO car bearing Registration number JK05B-5769 at Chogul, resulting in critical injuries to the driver of the car.
“The injured was taken to PHC Chogul for treatment where doctors declared him brought dead,” police said, adding that the deceased driver was identified as AijazRasoolWani, son of GhulamRasoolWani of Sopore.
“In this connection, a case under FIR number 15/2019 under section 279, 304-A, 427 RPC has been registered in Police Station Handwara and investigations taken up,” police said, adding that driver of the Army vehicle has been taken into custody and the vehicle has been seized.