Civilian shot at by militants
Srinagar: A civilian was injured after militants opened fire at him in the high-security Durganag area of the city on Wednesday, police said.
The militants fired at Akash Mehraj in his shop, Krishna Dhaba, a police official said.
He said Mehra was rushed to the hospital in an injured condition.
Krishna Dhaba is a popular food joint in Durganag area.
Several high-profile installations like the office of UN Military Observers Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) and the residence of the Jammu and Kashmir chief justice are located within 200 metres of the food joint.
The attack comes on a day when a group of envoys including those from several European Union countries and a few Organisation of Islamic Countries’ member states began a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to get a first-hand account of the situation in the newly carved union territory, especially after the recently-concluded local body elections.
Police meanwhile in a statement said that today at about 1935hrs Police received information about a terror crime incident at Krishna Daba area of Dalgate Srinagar where militants had fired upon a civilian. Senior police officers reached at the terror crime spot.
Preliminary investigation revealed that militants had fired upon an individual at Krishna Daba area of Dalgate Srinagar.
He has been identified as Akash Mehra son of Ramesh Kumar Mehra resident of Janipora Jammu at present Dalgate Srinagar. He has received gunshot injuries in this incident and was evacuated to nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime. Area has been cordoned and search in the area is going on, read the statement. (with PTI inputs)